First-generation college students are defined as students whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college or university. They are often the first in their immediate families to earn a bachelor’s degree. It is estimated that nearly 30 percent of college students in the U.S. are first-generation college students.
The Office of Academic Support is a resource you can use while at DIS; find more information about Academic Resources available here.
Many students experience academic and personal difficulties while working on their degrees. This is due to many reasons including dealing with a new academic system in a new culture, navigating a new culture, pressure to succeed, a change in role, a change in financial situation, romantic relationships, or the first experience abroad. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, reach out to our DIS Care Team.