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International Dinner 2018

International Club hosted International Dinner on April 8th, 2018. Each guest was given a boarding pass at the beginning of the night to travel around the world. This special event made guests feel as though they left the United States for the night. Students representing different countries gave unique performances and foods from across the…

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Korean Restaurant 2018

“Korean Restaurant” is a yearly event held by the Korean American Student Association (KASA) since 2015. Just as one might have guessed from the name, the event serves attendees Korean dishes made from scratch by KASA members and their volunteers. The most recent Korean Restaurant was held on March 4 in the Georgian Room of…

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Spring Flings and Easter Things

As stated in our blog “American Holidays and How We Celebrate Them,” Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the March Equinox. This day celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Similarly, Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is the start of the…

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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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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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Across Vietnam 2017: Vintage Vietnam

The annual “Across Vietnam” event, hosted by the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), took place on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. This year’s event focused on taking students back in time to experience traditional Vietnamese food, decoration, games, and more. More than 150 students and staff gathered on the quad to enjoy this truly unique experience. Those who attended…

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More than Meets the Eye in Missouri

When choosing a university, you are not only deciding what school you will attend, but you are also choosing your new home for the next four years. Kirksville, population 17,519 people, is located in rural Northeast Missouri. When Truman State University students need a quick getaway on long weekends and breaks from classes, there are…

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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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This is the official blog of the Truman State University Center for International Students.