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Surviving College Winter Break

Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life

Student in snow

Now that you are used to being on your own in college, winter break may be a shock to the system.

Though the winter holidays can cheer you up, you may feel like you won’t survive them after even a few days of returning home to your family.

You’re not alone in feeling suddenly stifled by your parents over winter break. Here are a few ways to make the most of the situation.

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Inexpensive Gifts for the Holidays

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 under Holidays, Money, Student Life

Gift box from

As a college student, it’s no secret that you might not have a lot of extra cash, which means inexpensive gifts are all your loved ones will likely receive from you during the holidays.

Fortunately, there are a lot of ways to give inexpensive, thoughtful presents.

You can give a variety of gifts that require your time or talent more than your money, or you can just set a low budget for each present.

Read on for some ideas, and feel free to branch off this list with some inexpensive gift ideas of your own.

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Controlled Craziness: The Holiday Season

Posted on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Holidays

Christmas lights and people

The holiday season is among us, and we can’t help but wonder; where did 2012 go?

Well, just because the time flew by doesn’t mean that the last couple of months should lack productivity. Staying focused when surrounded by eggnog and cookies is pretty difficult.

Exams, shopping, cooking, parties and traveling are some of the greatest concerns during the holiday season. Here are a few ways to stay sane and maintain your spot on Santa’s good list.

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Fun Things to Do on Fall Break in College

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life

Autumn leaves

Fall break just doesn’t have the same exciting ring to it as spring break.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan a fun activity during your time off from college classes!

When a trip to the nearest beach town is not convenient, and the cooler weather does not allow for pool time, plan some unconventional activities.

We’ve provided some suggestions, including indoor and outdoor activities.

Get creative and think up your own, as well.

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Top 5 Cold-Weather Spring Break Vacations

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 under Holidays, Travel

The traditional spring break vacation for American college students consists of partying on the beaches of somewhere warm and sunny.

While Cancun-style spring break destinations are definitely fun, you may also enjoy a break from the traditional tropical party resort vacation.

These five cold-weather spring break vacation options might not leave you with a glowing tan, but you’re sure to have a great time!

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How Many Ways Can You Say “I Love You”?

Posted on Friday, February 11th, 2011 under Holidays, Translation

Oh … Valentine’s Day. The dinner reservations made months in advance, the perfect piece of jewelry, the immaculately-arranged bouquet of flowers … the annual pressure to out-do your previous romantic gesture.

But ultimately, what is it about? The answer is obvious: love.

Memorize a few of these translated declarations of love and surprise your sweetie with how worldly and romantic you are.

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Worthwhile New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Posted on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 under Holidays, Student Life

Let’s face it. Most New Year’s resolutions for students are unrealistic and boring. But they don’t have to be!

Resolutions like staying fit and putting a stop to procrastination can not only improve your life, but also be fun to keep.

Check out these seven resolutions worth sticking to that may make a happier and healthier you.

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How to Cope with Homesickness: Video

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 under Holidays, International Students, Video

Most international students living in the US have experienced homesickness on some level.

And who could blame them? Living thousands of miles away from family and friends can be tough.

There are many things students can do to cheer themselves up. Check out these tips on how to ward off homesickness and enjoy time spent abroad.

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Best Winter Break Jobs

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010 under Holidays, Jobs

Working a job during your winter break can be a great way to boost a resume or just make some quick cash.

Some of the hottest holiday jobs also pay surprisingly well, leaving you with money for presents for friends, family – and yourself!

Others don’t pay at all but can serve as a great addition to your resume while allowing you to give something back to your local community. Check out these part-time job ideas that really pay off.

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5 Inexpensive Halloween Costumes for Students

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 under Holidays, Student Life

Carved Halloween pumpkin and candle

My favorite holiday is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’re scampering to find inexpensive Halloween costumes for the occasion.

What is there not to love about Halloween? You get to dress up as your alter ego (or something a little less scary), get handed free candy and get asked to theme parties. Unfortunately, the price for a decent costume is often a hefty one. And who likes those jerks who show up dressed in their regular clothes?

Don’t despair! I’ve got a list of inexpensive Halloween costumes that will make you laugh, giggle and gasp in horror!

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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010 under Holidays, Travel

...Is for Victory

The best spring break destinations are those that are fun, inexpensive and packed with other students.

The mid-March vacation is right around the corner! Make sure you start planning ahead, especially if you’re planning on booking a flight and/or a hotel—they fill up quickly!

To give you some ideas of where to go, we’ve compiled a list of our own personal favorites.

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The Ultimate Unique Valentine’s Day Gift

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010 under Holidays, Translation

Bird with Love Letter

Looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift? There’s nothing more romantic than a love letter to your sweetie in French.

Don’t speak French? No worries—we do!

This Valentine’s Day, skip the tired flowers and candy and get creative. Give a unique gift that speaks the language of love…literally. Find out how!

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Top 8 Cheap Date Ideas

Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2010 under Holidays, Money, Student Life

Boy and girl talking with drinks

Cheap date ideas will keep your romance alive – while keeping your budget on track.

Plan for Valentine’s Day and beyond with these date ideas for frugal couples.

To get your mind working, we’ve come up with a list of our 8 favorite cheap date ideas.

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College Winter Break: Make the Most of It!

Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2009 under Holidays, Student Life

University of Maine campus

College winter break is just around the corner. After two stressful weeks of finals, we deserve it!

Too often, students waste their college winter break sitting around watching TV and getting nothing done. Change that around!

This year, consider these college winter break ideas to get the most out of your time off!

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Resumes: The Gift for Any College Student

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 under Holidays, Money

Looking for the right gift for a college student this holiday season? A professional resume can be the perfect gift for college students–one that makes a difference in their futures.

The professional resume writing service from ULS makes it easy to find the right gift for any college student. And in difficult economic times, a bright professional future can be the most valuable gift of all.

When you’re shopping for the right present, consider these top three reasons why resumes make a great gift for college students.

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