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5 Best Cities for International Students

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 under Blog, Choosing a College, International Students, Student Life, Travel

Melbourne, Australia

Interested in studying abroad, but not sure where to go? TopUniversities took a look at hundreds of cities and came up with the best ones for international students to attend. Check out which cities made the top five and why.

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7 Self-Defense Tips for Every College Student

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 under On Campus, Student Life, Uncategorized

girl walking along at night along a college campus path

Life on a college campus feels pretty safe — and for the most part, it is. Security admin at nearly every college are focused on providing safe transportation and student protection 24/7. But that doesn’t mean you are immune to danger when walking alone or heading back to your dorm at night.

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Top 6 Cures for College Insomnia

Posted on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 under Student Housing, Student Life

girl asleep at desk

College insomnia should really have its own classification in the insomnia world. For most students, it’s their first time living away from home. That, combined with challenging college-level classes, can make for a lot of stress and sleepless nights.

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Rooming with Your Best Friend in College: The Kiss of Death?

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 under Off-Campus Housing, Student Life

two girls eating Chinese takeout in dorm

Rooming with your best friend in college might seem like the best idea ever.

After all, it’s your best friend so it will be a blast, right? Not necessarily.

Just because you’ve shared everything with your pal in the past, from crayons to crushes, doesn’t mean you should share a living space.

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The Differences Between High School Life and College Life

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 under High School, Starting College, Student Life

Students reading on quad

If you’re planning to leave for college soon, you might be wondering what life after high school is like. Having some idea of the differences can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed once you arrive on campus.

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How to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Experience

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 under Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

Oyem, Gabon

As you prepare for your study abroad trip, you might be wondering where to even begin. Luckily, most of what’s on your to-do list can fit into the main categories below. Once you finish these tasks, all you’ll have left to do is pack!

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5 Things You Learn After Graduating From College

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 under Academics, Blog, College Classes, Graduation, Student Life

college balloons

Where you go to college and what you do once you get there are two heavily emphasized topics that follow us throughout our young lives. But what happens after all is said and done?

Here are a few life changes that come with graduating from college, and some ways to cope with them.

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The Study Abroad Guide to Dining in South America

Posted on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 under Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel

Hands holding mate

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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How Rush Translation Can Save Your Study Abroad Application

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 under Academics, International Students, Student Life, Study Abroad, Translation

rush translation services

Whether you’re studying abroad as part of a program at your home institution or you’re seeking to become a resident abroad, you’re most likely concerned about meeting various deadlines for visas, recommendations and applications. An important part of your application will almost certainly be a translation of your transcripts and diplomas, which you must obtain and submit by the deadline.

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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

weird college mascots

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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6 Tips I Wish I Knew on My First Day of College

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 under Orientation, Student Life

tips for the first day of college

College can seem like a never-ending stream of new experiences: new room, new friends, new classes. But instead of being overwhelmed, these 6 tips will go a long way toward making sure your first day of college starts off right.

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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

what to do if you hate your college

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.

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Dealing with Mistakes

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

how to deal with mistakes in college

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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