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How to Improve Your English in College

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, On Campus

tips on learning a language

To really get the most out of your experience as a US college student, you will need more than just the minimum English language skills. Luckily, your university offers lots of opportunities to improve your English skills

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US Colleges vs. Schools in Other Countries

Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 under International Students, Living in the US, On Campus, Study Abroad

differences between American and international schools

Whether you’re an American student applying to schools across the pond or an international student with your heart set on an American college, you’re bound to notice several differences between US colleges and schools in other countries.

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Living in Dorms: Questions for a Campus Tour

Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 under Applying to College, On Campus, Student Housing

college dorm room

Living in the dorms can be a major part of your college experience. After all, you will probably be spending a great deal of time studying, sleeping and socializing in your room.

A campus tour is the perfect time to get answers to all your burning questions before you choose a place to live for the next year or more!

We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask both yourself and your tour guide when visiting campus. They include questions about room space, laundry, safety and many other aspects of dormitory life.

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Colleges Where Eco-Minded Students Go Green

Posted on Thursday, August 30th, 2012 under On Campus, Student Life

Arizona State University campus

With natural disasters aplenty and talk of global warming constantly in the news, there are more incentives than ever before for college students to go green.

Prospective college students looking to learn about, and ultimately confront, concerns surrounding the environment should certainly look into attending a green college, where their curiosity and passion will not only be nourished, but also put to good use.

Read about a few colleges which have taken extra steps to earn the title of “green college” and see what your college can do to become more eco-friendly.

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Which On-Campus Jobs Are Right for You?

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus

on-campus jobs

As you look for on-campus jobs at your college, feel free to think outside the box. You do not have to end up working at a coffee kiosk or in the cafeteria (though these jobs are great if they appeal to you)!

In fact, there may be some on-campus jobs that allow you to get experience in the field you intend to enter. Before you update your resume, get an idea of some interesting jobs on campus before you apply just anywhere.

Look through your options, including library jobs, cafeteria jobs and jobs for professors, and find which one is a good choice for you and your schedule.

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What NOT to Worry About in College (But Everyone Does Anyway)

Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2012 under On Campus, Starting College

tips for the first day of college

It is common to be both excited and worried about college as you enter the first semester. But the good news is that many common worries have some simple solutions.

Get an idea of some frequent anxiety-inducing subjects, and then rest assured that you can likely easily resolve them.

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5 Skills to Master the Summer Before College

Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 under On Campus, Starting College, Student Life

college life hacks

You have probably gotten all kinds of advice for college, but most of it likely involves doing well in your classes and making friends.

While both of those things are important, it’s equally important to make sure you are comfortable completing some basic skills you may have taken for granted while living at home with your parents!

Before you take your first step on campus as a full-time student, make sure you learn these 5 skills.

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Work-Study vs. Other On-Campus Jobs

Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, Money, On Campus, Paying for College

us-money-with-black-backdrop

One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.

Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!

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What Your College Library Offers (Besides Books)

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 under On Campus, Student Life

UC San Diego

Your college library is no longer just for checking out books.

In fact, there are several ways to put any college library to good use, helping you make the most of what your school offers.

The good news is that nearly everything you can do in the library is either free or inexpensive, so it makes sense to spend some time there both before and after your classes.

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Top Bike-Friendly College Campuses in the US

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 under Choosing a College, On Campus, Student Life

bicyle on wooded path

As the movement to go green gains traction in the US, it’s no wonder that bikes are becoming one of the most popular means of transportation on college campuses across the nation.

Since we recently published a blog post on the advantages of riding bikes in college, we thought it only fair to let you know where you can find some of the most bike-friendly campuses in America.

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Discovering Extracurricular Activities in College

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 under On Campus, Starting College, Student Life

marching band practicing on college campus

Extracurricular activities in college go beyond the usual high school student groups, such as yearbook, French Club and orchestra.

While activities such as these certainly have their merits, college student groups are much more diverse and open doors to all sorts of new pursuits, giving you the opportunity to broaden your outlook and find that perfect niche.

We’ve listed just a few of the interesting extracurricular activities you can expect to find on campus. Hopefully you can find one (or more!) that sparks your interest and inspires you to pursue a passion you may not have even known you had.

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Tips for a Fulfilling Social Life in College

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 under On Campus, Starting College, Student Life

group of students smiling and laughing

Once you’ve settled in on campus and college classes have begun, it’s time to start thinking about your social life.

Making new friends and finding your niche in college may seem like a daunting task, but there are many easy ways to meet people on campus and begin paving the way for lifelong friendships.

Here is a list of tips to help you achieve a fulfilling social life on campus.

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7 of the US’s Most Beautiful College Campuses

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 under Choosing a College, On Campus, Travel

UC Boulder campus

The most beautiful college campuses in the US range from beachside paradises to big-city schools of ivy-covered brick.

While the look of a college campus may not be the most important factor in choosing which school to attend, it is an important consideration, as you will be calling this campus home for the next four years or so.

But not to worry. Whether big or small, rural or urban, modern or reminiscent of Hogwarts, there are beautiful college campuses to suit the tastes of all, and they can be found in every region of the country.

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5 Reasons to Ride Bikes on Campus

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 under On Campus, Student Life

group of girls riding bicycles

These days, bikes are becoming an increasingly popular mode of transportation on many US college campuses.

Though the US, in general, may not be as receptive to the idea of replacing cars with bicycles as many places in Europe, college students across the nation seem to have found considerable value in using bikes to get from point A to point B.

There are a myriad of reasons why college students might choose to ride bikes on campus, from being environmentally conscious to simple personal preference, and hopefully one of them will speak to you.

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Crazy College Traditions Across the Country

Posted on Friday, July 1st, 2011 under On Campus, Student Life

University of Oregon football field

Hearing the term “college traditions” might call to mind stodgy teas with the dean or rowdy football games.

But the crazy college traditions we’ve compiled are way more interesting than that!

From Harley-riding ducks to campus luaus, some college traditions are truly unique.

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