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Himalayan Night 2018

Entering the Student Union building doors took me 7,689 miles to the mountainous terrain of the diverse nation of Nepal. The night was filled with delicious food, incredible performances, and tons of culture.  This semi-formal event let you experience all of the joys of Nepalese culture. Theme of the Night The theme of this years…

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Study Abroad Guide for International Students

International students studying at a university in the United States can strengthen their educational experience by taking advantage of study abroad and exchange programs.  Through opportunities like these, students can immerse themselves in another new culture, enroll in language courses, travel, and expand their global connections. Study Abroad vs. Exchange It is first important 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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What’s Cooking in Kirksville?

  Whether, you’re interested in cafes with delicious coffee, upscale dining, or comfort food that is affordable, Kirksville restaurants have got it all! This past week I was fortunate enough to be able to try, four of Truman student’s top four “must try,” places: Pagliai’s Pizza, Rosie’s Northtown Café, La Fuente, and Nurachi. Conveniently, Truman’s…

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Investing in the Future with Internships

It may seem a little early to be making plans for Summer 2018, but internship applications are already open. In fact, most of the applications for summer internships have winter deadlines. Websites like interexchange.org and Truman State University’s own career.truman.edu can be beneficial in the search for a summer job that enhances your resume. In…

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International Education Week

International Education Week 2017 International Education Week is an annual initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education. IEW started in the year 2000 and is now celebrated in over 100 countries.This is a week about promoting not only international understanding but also aims to build greater support for international educational…

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Moon Festival 2017

SSAS Hosts Harvest Festival The Mid-Autumn Festival, commonly referred to as The Moon Festival, was hosted by the Society for  Sino- American Studies on campus October 6, 2017. The Moon Festival is a time of celebration, honoring and uplifting the values of family and unity. The festival marks the end of the autumn harvest –…

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International Club Formal: The Haunted Dance

The annual “Formal Dance” event hosted by the International Club (I-Club) took place on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. This year’s event theme was a “Haunted” formal. Students in attendance had the chance to taste “Mummy Dogs” (pigs in a blanket), “Vampire’s Blood” (ketchup), and “Yellow Mold” (mustard). The I-Club was founded and chartered in 1935….

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Dashain Night 2017

Namaste Nepal is an organization at Truman that promotes Nepali culture as well as the other various cultures represented in the student body of Truman. International students find comfort and support in the welcoming atmosphere of Namaste Nepal. The organization holds many cultural events throughout the year, including those centralized around traditional religious celebrations, such…

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