In this chapter, the authors explore the extent to which students at State University are able to bring disciplinary discourses and “everyday” Englishes together, suggesting that when universities support students in making these connections, students’ experience a much greater level of success in overcoming academic “culture shock.” They examine the degrees to which their disciplinary work and engagement with wider American culture intersect, and suggest that strengthening these intersections creates necessarily translingual spaces which support these students as they seek to negotiate the demands of their academic writing with the experiential learning that is part of their broader education in the US The authors also explore the experiences of three graduate students at State University, via interview responses and written work produced within Graduate Academic Success Program (GASP) courses. GASP is a program at State University that supports international students with the development of graduate level professional and academic English in their disciplines and in the building of support networks.