Frequently Asked Questions
|Q1: Dollars? Cents!?? I need basics!|
|A: Basics of US currency:
A penny = 1 cent is the lowest denomination.
5 pennies = 1 nickel.
10 pennies = 1 dime
100 pennies = 1 Dollar.
|Q2: A little on typical International student life at UHCL:|
Living: Typically, international students live off campus in one of the apartment complexes mentioned in this website.
Four/ five or six students share an apartment. This way we save on rent, and also are living with friends.
As most of us live in the same apartment complex, it's a very healthy
Cooking: We have cooking turns that allow us to cook just once a week, and allow us to have home cooked, different types of cooking everyday. It is expensive to eat out everyday, and also not healthy to eat fast food a lot.
Studying: During semesters, labs are open 24 hours, and we spend most of our time studying/ doing assignments/ or our on-campus jobs. We do not have fixed timings, and mostly we return home from our labs as late as 3 am or later. You will always find desis in the labs! Group studying is common.
Activities: The main recreation for us is our on-campus activities, mainly ISA events, festivals, and get-togethers. There is usually an ISA event every month, and we all get together in good spirits for them. These are the main occasions we look forward to!
UHCL ISA Culture: We all tend to live as friends, and celebrate each others birthdays, and are generally a close-knit community. We help each other out, and are there for one another through all times. Even when you fall sick, your ISA community is there to look after you!
|Q3: What are the time zones in US? UHCL comes under which time zone?|
|A:The US has four time zones. Houston,Texas falls under Central Standard Time.
The others are:
|Q4: What is the capital of Texas?|
|A:Austin, the capital of Texas is a beautiful town four hours drive from here. It is the home town of UT Austin and many other scenic locations. Ideal for a weekend trip away from homework and stress!|
Note : If you are not satisfied with any of the answers provided here, you can post in your question on the Discussion Board of ISAUHCL for further clarification. All the ISA members are willing to help you on the discussion board.Also check the previous questions asked, so that you wont repeat the same question. For suggestions mail webmaster (AT) isauhcl.org