Develop a New Social Life and Start Networking. One of the best ways to deal with culture shock and learn more about U.S. culture is to get involved and participate in the varied social and cultural events offered on the Caltech campus. It's also the best way to meet people and make friends. There are multiple kind of activities offered for scholars and for their spouses/partners.
These activities are usually free, some require a nominal fee.
@ JPL: The Foreign National Advocacy Network (FAN) is a grassroots group for current foreign nationals (FNs) and allies to gather together to form a supportive community, share experiences, provide visibility for FN issues, and to aid the entire JPL community in understanding, and advocating for, FN-centric topics. Join the mailing list and see their Slack page (#jpl-fn-lpr) for more information.
Art Center at Night offers non degree art classes to the public. Additionally, Caltech students are eligible to take one art class at Art Center at Night every term for free.
Fuller Theological Seminary offers non-degree programs to the public.
At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Postdoctoral Programs Office at JPL provides social and academic support to the three major postdoc programs at JPL including Caltech, JPL and NASA postdocs.
JPL Space is the internal website for JPL news and events, as well as internal daily business functions of the Lab (only JPL employees have access and can register to JPL Space).
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