Articles by Alexander Ponche

Alex is a Sociology major at Truman State University. He enjoys learning about new cultures and new people.


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#YouAreWelcomeHere at Truman State University!

Truman State University is proud to announce that it is joining the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign! Beginning in January of 2017, the #YouAreWelcomeHere movement has spread to universities across the United States. Universities participating in this movement make videos featuring students, faculty, staff, and other members of their communities. These communities share their welcoming messages for international students,…

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International Dinner: Master Chef Edition

Last week, Truman State University students were invited to the greatest cooking competition of the semester! International Club was the host for this year’s International Dinner, an evening where international students and members of international clubs are invited to prepare dishes from their home countries to share with the rest of campus. Dinner is also accompanied…

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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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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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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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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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International Student Profiles: Malaysia The Video
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International Student Profiles: Malaysia The Video

We asked two students from Malaysia, Priscilla Parisa and Julian Fung, what Truman State University has to offer students from their country. Watch their responses here! Did you like this video? Get the Truman State University’s International blog updates by subscribing to our email. Have questions? Feel free to send us an email at intladmit@truman.edu. We’re…

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