Holi: 2017

Colors everywhere! Last Sunday, Namaste Nepal and International Club hosted Holi (the festival of colors) in Truman’s Red Barn Park. Attendees were given colored powder to share with their friends and family in the messiest way possible! Students came dressed in white, ready to proudly display their new colors. The event even had dancing and…

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Living with an American Roommate: Tips for Success

Attending university in the United States can be both an exciting and daunting opportunity. Many aspects of college life in the U.S. are unique, and may be unfamiliar for some students. Many students, for instance, have not experienced what it is like to live with a roommate, and are unsure what to expect when they…

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Pre-Professional Studies- Investing in Your Future

What is a pre-professional program? Many students considering study in the US will have heard the term “pre-professional program,” and not understand why it could be important to them. In the US, it takes some years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree to become a doctor, lawyer, pharmacist, engineer, dentist, veterinarian, professor, or many other…

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International Friends – Truman’s Friendship with an American Family Program

An Interview with the I-Friends Student Coordinator – Jace Galang   The International Friends Program at Truman State University has been a resounding success for international students and American families for many years now. Jace Galang, the Student Coordinator of the International Friends Program (I-Friends), tells us all about International Friends, and what a huge…

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New Admissions Coordinator: Welcome!

Dear Colleagues:   Truman State University would like to welcome Brittany Robinson into the position of International Admissions Coordinator in the Center for International Education.   Before working for Truman, Brittney taught English in South Korea for two years. She has a love of international travel and new experiences which she pursued in her undergraduate…

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International Student Orientation Spring 2017

Help us welcome in the newest group of international students here at Truman State University! International orientation week occurs the week before the start of the academic year, and allows new students to familiarize themselves with the American higher education system, life at Truman, and some of the faces they’ll be seeing around campus. Click…

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What You Need to Know: Common Academic Phrases at U. S. Colleges

  anguage is a huge factor in transitioning to a new location, no matter where you are from, and attending a university is no different. Each country has a unique educational system and with this comes commonly used terms and phrases that are extremely useful to know. A clear understanding of these terms will lower…

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International Student Profiles: Europe The Video
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International Student Profiles: Europe The Video

Living abroad is a life-changing experience for many students. Hear from some members of Truman State University’s European student body, and learn how Truman can feel like a brand new home. Special thanks to our interviewees! Zoe Fish- England Julie Noringriis- Denmark Margherita Parlangeli- Italy Philipp Wirth- Germany Did you like this video? Get the…

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