For many international students, studying abroad is the first time they will experience life outside of their home country unsupervised. It's a time for growth and self discovery. One aspect of American college life that is prevalent in movies, TV, and music is partying and drinking alcohol — from the iconic “red solo cup” to the beer pong tournaments. It may be difficult to completely avoid this part of the American college experience, so we at ISI thought we'd share 10 tips on drinking responsibly as an international student.
This can be a useful way to make sure that you’re not overdoing it, and to keep your wits about you. It is also important to know the amount of alcohol in each drink.Pay attention to mixed drinks, as they are usually composed of liquor and a mixer. The mixer can mask the flavor of alcohol and you may end up consuming far more alcohol than intended. If you don’t know what is in a mixed drink, ask before drinking it!