As teachers, we recognize that academic success isn’t based only on cognitive abilities; it is also significantly impacted by social practices and emotional well-being. But sometimes, we aren’t always certain how to articulate that for our students. That is why today we are sharing a video from our friend Karyn Kessler, Interim Academic Director of INTO Mason, in which she talks about her five tips for academic success. While she directs her advice to students studying in international contexts, much of it also applies to students studying in their hometowns and the faculty who teach them. We summarize her tips below.