I’ve got a visa to study in the U.S. for a year, and am about to buy my plane reservations. But if conditions don’t improve for my family in my home country before it’s time for me to go back, I may have to apply for asylum in the United States. A friend, however, told me that asylum seekers must apply at the first country where they stop. Is this true? Do I need to worry about where my plane stops en route?