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East Asian Dining Tips for Study Abroad Students

Posted on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 under International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Summer, Travel

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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5 Weird College Mascots

Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 under Humor, Student Life

Saint Louis Billiken weird mascot

If you rarely pay attention to the college mascot at your school, maybe it’s just not weird enough!

Some colleges have mascots you can’t ignore, and you might wonder why the school chose something so unusual.

Check out some examples of downright weird college mascots and the history of each one.

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How to Reap the Benefits of Getting Up Early

Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 under Starting College, Student Life

How to Get Up Early

Not many college students claim to be morning people, but this can and should change. That’s because there’s a surprising number of benefits available to early risers.

If you have tried and failed to figure out how to get up early, don’t give up just yet. Check out some tips on waking up earlier if you are ready to work toward becoming a morning person.

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How To Quit Spending Too Much Time Online

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 under Student Life, Summer

facebook addiction

Have you ever noticed how productive you are when your internet is down and you can’t feed your Facebook addiction?

Of course, many tasks seem to require the internet, but believe it or not, we existed just fine before it!

That’s why avoiding spending too much time online is not only completely possible, but also a great way to enrich your offline life.

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How to Help a Friend in Trouble

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 under Student Life

Student on campus

If you have a friend in trouble, it’s time to step in and help.

After all, college is a major change that many students cannot handle without some help from a good friend.

Whether your friend is dealing with an eating disorder, battling depression or partying too much, you can help using the following tips.

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What to Do If You Don’t Like Your College

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life

Students reading on quad

When you leave for college you are filled with hopes, dreams, and expectations.

Sometimes those expectations are met. However, sometimes you feel like your experiences are falling a bit short.

Whether it’s due to a problematic roommate (or two), or the academic environment or even just the size of the school, there comes a point where you may start to wonder whether you are at the right school.

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Dealing with Mistakes

Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life

Professor at chalkboard in front of a class

Everyone has room to improve, and you’re going to find that out in college pretty quickly since it’s easy to make mistakes in a new setting.

Fortunately, you have years to learn how to deal with mistakes and even learn from them.

This talent will serve you well both in college and after you graduate and get your first job. That’s why you should get ideas on how to handle constructive criticism.

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American Social Media for Students

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013 under International Students, Living in the US, Student Life

If you are an international student who has not yet used American social media, you may be missing out.

There are several platforms in the US that can make various aspects of college life easier, and they are all free to use.

Learn some of the types of social media American students use when searching for a job or just looking for something to do after class.

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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 www.audiolinks.com

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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Organized Success: Organizing Your Life

Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life

Student studying in library

As a senior in high school who is in the middle of college application season, I know firsthand how important it is to be systematic.

Being organized is one of the keys to being successful mainly because it saves time and causes less confusion. High school and college students sometimes underestimate how overwhelming messes can become.

Here are a few of my favorite tips for keeping things in order.

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6 Steps to Start an Extracurricular Group in College

Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 under Student Life

Campus lawn

As you take a look at the extracurricular activities available at your college, you might find that nothing really stands out. So why not create your own club?

Whether you enjoy underwater basket-weaving or watching Spanish telenovelas in your spare time, there is bound to be someone else who does, too.

Here are 6 steps to take to get the college extracurricular experience you have always wanted by starting a group or club.

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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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When Should You Change Roommates?

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 under Student Housing, Student Life

College building

Certain problems in the dorms call for a change in roommate.

If you cannot continue dealing with the roommate issues you are facing in college, it may be time to switch dorm rooms.

Learn some problems that may be too serious to ignore, and how to deal with them.

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How to Get Involved in the November Election

Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 under Current Events, Student Life

University of California campus

As the November election approaches, you may find that the excitement surrounding it is contagious. If you’ve never been particularly political before, now is the perfect time to get more involved.

There are many different ways to get involved, whether it’s registering to vote for the first time or volunteering to help your favorite candidate get elected.

Here are some ideas that may work for you, regardless of your experience or level of commitment to politics.

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