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East Asian Dining Tips for Study Abroad Students

April 15, 2014 in International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Summer, Travel | No comments so far


chopsticks and bowls

East Asia is among the most popular destinations for students wishing to study abroad. Thousands of American students head to China, Japan and South Korea to study, soak up the culture and experience new food.

East Asia has many dining customs which are foreign to study abroad and international students. Find out our best tips for dining in East Asia!

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The Student Guide to Dining Customs in Europe

April 7, 2014 in International Students, Study Abroad | No comments so far


study abroad europe dining

The European philosophy towards eating and the structure of a meal is essentially the opposite from what Americans are used to, and a world away from your college’s dining hall.

Food is to be savored and a meal must never be rushed. You can expect long, leisurely lunches (usually the main meal of the day) where the focus is on your food and not the reading for your next class.

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The First Lady Praises Studying Abroad in China

April 2, 2014 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


Beijing, China

Whether you have already studied abroad or are just starting to look into it now, you’ve probably noticed that studying abroad is full of great benefits. And apparently, the First Lady would agree with you.

Recently Michelle Obama went to China and visited Peking University, where she discussed the importance of studying abroad.

It’s a topic the country is already familiar with; Chinese students make up the largest amount of exchange students in the US.

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April Dates to Remember

March 28, 2014 in Academics, Current Events, Dates to Remember, Testing | No comments so far


CSU Chico rose garden

So, you’re back from Spring Break and April is here!

Finals are closer than ever, and the school year will be over before you know it.

If you missed any important dates in March, make sure not to let it happen again!

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How Not to Study for the SAT

March 18, 2014 in Academics, Applying to College, Testing | No comments so far


student study SAT

You’re all set. You borrowed a dog-eared copy of some SAT book from your friend. You got the entire weekend to study before the test. You’ll do every question you can get your hands on. And you’ll cram the night before the test.

What could go wrong?

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5 1/2 Ways Studying Abroad Can Help You Nail a Job Interview

March 6, 2014 in Jobs, Study Abroad | No comments so far


study abroad job interview

During the job search, you need to use every advantage possible in order to stand out from other applicants. So if you have been lucky enough to study abroad, make sure you bring this up at your next job interview.

If you’re wondering how to explain your experience abroad to the interviewer, check out these tips on what to say to improve your shot at the job.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Study Abroad in College

February 24, 2014 in Study Abroad, Travel | No comments so far


Morocco, Casablanca

There are lots of reasons to study abroad during college. That’s probably why so many schools strive to make it easy for students to take this route before graduating!

Whether you already plan to study abroad or have never seriously considered the idea, check out some of the best reasons to do so.

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How to Pass the Time as You Await College Decisions

February 18, 2014 in Applying to College, International Students | No comments so far


foreign language flags

If you are an international student who has applied to US schools, you have probably found that waiting to hear about college admissions decisions can be hard.

That’s why we have some ideas for how to make good use of your time while you await college decisions from US schools.

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