Adapting to a New Country: USTA & FLTA Orientations

3 October 2018

Moving to a new place always involves certain challenges, and while some feel at home right away, others must first surmount their initial apprehensions before they feel comfortable in a new setting. We asked two teaching assistants to share their orientation experiences with us: USTA Leah Bruce, who is residing in Steyr, Upper Austria, and FLTA Vanessa Erat, who is currently living in Norman, Oklahoma. Though their paths meandered along different routes, both have happily settled into their new adventure. Here are their stories.

Leah Bruce: a USTA’s experience arriving in Austria

Vanessa Erat: an FLTA’s journey to the US

FLTAs at orientation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Kathrin Wenny (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Vanessa Erat (University of Oklahoma), Julia Polczer (Ohio State University), Andrea Steiner (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).