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Fun Facts about National Flags of the World

Out of school and need to bulk up on some more knowledge. Review some fun flag trivia! There are 195 countries in the world, and of course there are 195 different national flags around the world. National flags are not just a simple piece of fabric painted in different colors – each shape and color…

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Self Care: College Edition
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Self Care: College Edition

When in college students have to learn to live in a new environment and be able to take care of themselves.  School work, mounting assignments, and social life things can often feel off balance and self-neglect can occur in a variety of forms, but balance can be righted again through time management and a few…

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Bathrooms in America vs. the Rest of the World

We wouldn’t want you to be surprised when you get to America when you first go to the bathroom, so let’s get down to business on how Americans do their business. The Stalls The stalls in America have a foot of space from the floor at the bottom of the door. However, what tends to…

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Making New Friends In The U.S.

Making New Friends: Tips For International Students   Making new friends in an unfamiliar environment can be hard, but with these tips and tricks, transitioning to college life will be a breeze. Get Involved Getting involved on campus is an easy way to get to know people. Joining clubs provides you and others with a…

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Quick and Easy Dorm Recipes

While there are tons of amazing recipes out there, you can’t make them all in a tiny 14×11 room with only 10 minutes to spare before class. Believe it or not, there are quick and easy recipes you can make right in your dorm room for when you are running a little late, or when you…

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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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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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Strategies for International Student Success: Teaching Through Communication

hen studying abroad, students may encounter difficulties adjusting to the cultural, social, and academic behaviors expected of them in their new environment. Speaking out in class as an international student can be difficult for many, especially in the early weeks of their education abroad. Conversation with friends, interaction with professors, and proper classroom behavior are…

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Preparing for the Next Step: Resume Building 101

  You can see it now. Landing your dream job and getting paid to do what you love seems so close. All you need to do is make a fabulous first impression. You’ve worked hard to get here, but you have to convince them that you deserve this job. That’s why a well-constructed resume is…

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