Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 under Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel
South America is becoming a popular study abroad destination for students who are seeking to learn Spanish or Portuguese.
With cultural heritage sites, beautiful colonial architecture, diverse histories and of course, delicious food, South America has a lot to offer a student wishing to study abroad.
Studying abroad in South America also offers the unique opportunity of experiencing another dining culture that has some familiar etiquette and practices, but don’t be fooled by the similarities.
Prepare yourself for some new food and drink customs and make your study abroad experience that much more enjoyable!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 under Humor, Student Life
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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Posted on Thursday, October 10th, 2013 under Starting College, Student Life
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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Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 under Student Life, Summer
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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Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, High School, Student Life
I am amazed at the variety of experiences I’ve had touring colleges. The first thing I learned was that visiting a college in person is a totally different ball game than browsing a college’s website.
For example, I thought UC Santa Cruz was right on the ocean! It turns out that Santa Cruz is called the “City Upon the Hill” by its neighbors because it sits, literally, atop a hill overlooking the gorgeous bay and is surrounded on all sides by national parks.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 under Student Life
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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Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life
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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Posted on Friday, January 11th, 2013 under Jobs, Starting College, Student Life
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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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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Posted on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 under Holidays, Student Life
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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