Submit Your Story

Please use this page to submit your story.

Since this is a research project, please review the official consent page (if you haven’t already done so) before submitting your story.

Ideally, your story should be 500 – 2000 words, focus on academic transition and success (not cultural or social experience) after you started studying here in the US, and include an incident or incidents whose message you discuss or convey. See featured stories for example. If the initial draft needs to be revised for clarity of meaning, you will be asked to do so, before your story is published as a blog post on this site.

If you are submitting an “expert post,” please use this form instead.

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Thank you!

NOTE: This site is part of a web-based research project and  is approved by Stony Brook University’s IRB Office. If you have any questions about the study, you may contact the researcher, Dr. Shyam Sharma, at If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact Ms. Judy Matuk, Stony Brook University’s Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects, at 631-632-9036, or by e-mail,
You will receive a $15 gift card for contributing a story, (max $45 for three submissions). You can use the gift code, which will be sent to the email you provide below, for any purchase on

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