This course addresses all first year students and offers support and efficient strategies to meet a variety of challenges that an academic setting poses. Students learn how to act efficiently and meaningfully in order to adjust and succeed in this new context. A large part of the course is dedicated to the teaching of study skills promoting students’ persistence and achievement. Students also develop the necessary social skills to set and realize their academic goals. In order to act appropriately and effectively in multicultural environments, students also practice intercultural skills.