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Exchanging Cultures: A Life Changing Experience

In the last installment of the Exchanging Cultures series, you learned about the students experiences while they were at Truman. In this final installment, you’ll hear them reflect on how study abroad at Truman has continued to have a strong effect on them after they returned home. They will also share some advice for new…

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Adapting to American Universities: Culture and Rules

Many students who travel to the United States to attend university are visiting the country for the first time. Living in a foreign country for an extended period can be stressful, especially for those who have never before left their home country. Adjusting to a new culture can at times be frustrating and confusing. Like…

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Exchanging Cultures: Experience

In the first part of the Exchanging Cultures series, you met 20 exchange students and learned about their motivations to study in the US. While their motivations brought them here, it was their time at Truman that defined their study abroad experience. In the second part of the series, you’ll be hearing about their experiences…

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Top 5 Reasons to Do Service in College

     College students may find themselves overwhelmed at times, trying to find time to balance  homework, classes, club activities, exercise, and a social life. Adding service work to that to-do list may not be high on students’ priority lists. Here are a few reasons why it should be. 1. Giving Back      Service work, by…

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DESIDERATA PT. 3: THE PEOPLE

This is part three of Desiderata, a project that aims to share a glimpse of reality – what do students of Truman State University desire? Why do they do what they do? If you haven’t had the chance, check out our Desiderata video and part two of Desiderata! Ognjen Ilic   Isabelle Woollett     Did you…

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How Many Universities Should I Apply To?

Introduction Every year, students struggle with this question. Because writing good applications is time consuming, students often find that, as they increase the number of schools on their application list, the quality of each application seems to suffer. To balance the quality of your applications and the number of schools to which you apply, make…

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Featured Alumni: Nilesh Amatya

Nilesh Amatya (Class of 2010) fter graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010, Nilesh is now pursuing his Ph.D in immunology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, working with renowned scientists at one of the top biomedical institutions in the United States. Nilesh plans, conducts, and analyzes cutting edge experiments…

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African Festival of Food

On November 10th, the African Students’ Association (ASA) presented delicacies from more than 10 different African countries at “Food Fest”. This event kicked-off International Education Week 2013, with more than 200 people in attendance. ASA president, Babanifemi Adio, a senior from Nigeria, spoke fondly of his time at Truman, “All these ASA events are ways…

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