Sports if you enjoy them are one of the easiest ways to make friends. For example, usually there is a pick-up, spur of the moment game of soccer somewhere. If you love to play, cheer them on or join in. Check the boards of student unions for ideas of places to meet people. Student unions themselves are a good place to drink coffee, study or pretend to study, and check out groups of people you may enjoy. Look around your classes especially if you have any smaller ones, and look for people you have in more than one class. Find out if there is a study group for a class you like and join even if it isn't so difficult for you. Find writing groups if you can as that is one area non-U.S. students have trouble and you can help each other. In other words, look at what you like and enjoy, what you need to help you be successful at school, and look for other students who want the same thing.