I am an international student. This is my first time in America. Can you explain what is proper professor-student interaction in America? How do American students address their professors? How should the underclassmen treat the upperclassmen? Any more advice about American society would be so helpful! Thank you!!

Advice on all of American society could not fit within the scope of this single answer or even this whole website. What I can say is that in any institution of higher learning, there is a certain amount of respect expected from everyone generally. It’s small things like addressing a professor by “Professor (blank)” or not calling out in class, etc. It’s basic common sense. The upperclassmen are also a great resource on campus, so do not hesitate in asking for help or getting to know someone. You’ll just notice these things as you spend more time at RPI.


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