Strangers in a strange land. Their the first students to arrive on campus at UNL and they're coming from all over the world.
Martin flew in from Germany. It's his second time abroad, but first time to Nebraska.
"I really like it a lot, especially the people, to be honest. I heard the people from the midwest are suppose to be the nicest in the US and it's kind of true," Martin said.
The first nice people the international students meet are volunteers like Judy Spaulding and Betty Blase. They've been welcoming world traveler for several years.
"If I had a daughter that was going overseas to a new country with a new language, I would hope there would be somebody there, that would welcome her and would say 'We are going to take your hand and show you how to get along in this culture.' We're willing to do that," Judy said.
Volunteers greet the students, load their luggage and take them to their dorms. They also leave their phone numbers in case students need anything else. It's a small token that helps make Nebraska feel like home.
"Seeing there is somebody waiting for you and they have you on the list, they know who you are, they take care of you. This feels very good, yeah," Martin said.
"It is very very nice to have somebody to help you. They are very patient, very friendly. I think it will help a lot," Rafael, a student from Brazil, said.
These students come with high expectations, excited to experience the culture and even get wrapped up in Big Red mania.
"I've heard a lot about the football here. It's very popular, the Huskers. So, I'm very excited to see a game," Martin said.