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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

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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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Five Things You Learn After Graduating From College

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

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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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Crock Pots Save Time and Money for College Students

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 under Blog, Money, Starting College, Student Life

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Are you a college student on-the-go? Are you tired of eating out but not so great at cooking? Maybe you should think of investing in a crock pot.

Crock pots, or slow cookers, are a great way to save time and money. Learn why, and learn some quick recipes, too.

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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

college quad

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

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

A person typing on a keyboard

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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Why College Tours Are So Important

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, High School, Student Life

college tour

“Campus Conundrums”

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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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

students studying on campus quad

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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