Many American college campuses are mini melting pots, bringing together students from countries across the world, according to U.S. News & World Report. But simply congregating students from different cultures doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll interact–and some colleges are starting to step in. In a new environment, it’s often easiest to gravitate to what you know. For international students, in particular, language and cultural barriers can muddle attempts to make friends at a new school in the United States. But in the past few years, colleges across the country have debuted initiatives, orientations, and programs to encourage cross-cultural interaction, often even before the school year starts…

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