Li waves down a young French man Li: Pardonez-moi! [points to camera] You...us...a...photograph? Merci. Man: Your English is almost as bad as your French. Li: Oh, hah, you speak English. Could you take a picture of us? Man: Mais oui, but where do I press the button? Li: [Shows man] Right here. And can you make sure you get the church in behind us? Man: You need to move a little to the right... and voila. Now, say, “Cheese!” Li: [To Sho as man walks away] Boy, Parisians are so friendly.
Prepare a list of questions before you go to orientation or welcome functions so that you don't forget to ask for information you need. How do I get a drivers license? Open a bank account? Get a bus into town? Can I use my electric razor / hair dryer here? Where is the nearest medical center? Ask to be put in touch with other students from your country or who speak your language.