The question came in, yes. >> What has it been like interacting with your professors here and has that been different from how it is in your home country? >> Yeah, I feel like it's very different. [INAUDIBLE] in my undergrad my professor was suppose to meet him last month at some certain time. But I feel like here you should take advantage of adviser and you should appoint with your professor. Or otherwise, if professor would not or request meet to you. >> I would like to hear more about what might be the protocol for connecting with your professors at different [INAUDIBLE]. >> You you can email the professor, set up an appointment with them. Generally professors gave up on [INAUDIBLE] it depends on the professor and the projects. So if you can ask a question which can be directly answered on the email, they generally answer it. If the thing like it needs to be explained first or it cannot be explained on email, they eventually give you some time for half an hour depending on the question. And you can go there and say I'll meet with them, given this appointment. >> And I think for the first time you meet some professor, it always feels like send the email first, set up a time. Then like on the first meeting, then you can try to ask something like, what kinds of ways you prefer? Do I just email all the time or should I just knock on the door or whatever. Because I think every process is quite unique. For example, like for my supervisor, they always prefer, he said, you got any question, just knock on my door. And just pushing and we can just have a few words if the question is really quick. And have some preference, see I don't have time always email me. Do not like call me or just knock on my door, do not do that. So just, like, respect their own schedule. They are really busy, so, yeah. Set up this meeting and ask the waiting period. >> Please. >> I have, in India, there are office hours kind of thing. Which is really common in US. Because office hours is basically a time for the professor to interact with the students and he can answer any question related to the course. And besides the professor, the grader or teaching us [INAUDIBLE] graduate student instructor also helps in understanding the materials. So, [INAUDIBLE] one hour, two hours in a week. So a student can go there and ask for the doubts in the course material or the homework assignment and other related stuff. So generally the professor [INAUDIBLE] is available at the time, they can rarely help. >> Well, a lot of things. >> Okay, yeah, I feel like the culture difference is quite, yeah. At the very beginning, it's quite shocking, I would say. But I just get adjustment to that. Like one thing, like American culture is kind of very encouraging. So I think yeah, at the very beginning, one time, I get project paper so I advanced a minute. I asked a supervisor, how good am I doing? He said, yeah good. And I thought, yeah, I'm doing good. >> [LAUGH] >> But once the results came out, I see wow, crap. It's really bad. Then, later I gradually learned what good means. Well, you're doing really bad. You need to work hard to [INAUDIBLE]. I like very genuis, yeah, they're doing okay. Almost like people say, you're genius you write that paper? I can't believe it. That means well, you're really good. >> [LAUGH] >> Something that is new to me was maybe professors taking some interest in me or asking me. So I still, it was my first professor that I had. I use to work these crazy hours and not eat lunch or something. And it was very surprising to me that she would come out to me and say Dishari did you eat? And then, she would get me food sometimes. That was really, it never happened to me. >> [LAUGH] >> So that [INAUDIBLE] >> Taking personal care for you. >> Yeah, yeah. >> That's nice. >> Is there anything else anyone's experienced with connecting with their faculty that comes up for you, that was a surprise as you entered? >> I guess some of the points have been touched on but in my experience, I found the professors here are very friendly and approachable. And you can usually, I mean, it's expected that you ask questions if you don't understand, so that's definitely there. Sometimes in India, we don't always question authority but here, they're aren't very cut and paste. Here, the professors are going to consider you an equal, and that's how we have to behave. So that's something that's a little different, and good points. >> Yeah, I mean, before I came to the US, in China, I was always afraid of asking silly questions. But when I come here, really like every professor says, there is no silly question. Like every question has its own point or at least that means you don't get it. So you can ask and maybe other people also don't get it. They just didn't ask. So it's always good to ask questions. Yeah.