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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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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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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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4 Tips For Living On-Campus

One question  that is often asked at Truman Times  is “What is it like to live on campus?” Many international students have never lived in on-campus housing before and have many questions as to how the process will work. With these four tips for living on-campus, you will  be the most prepared student in your…

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CILs Host Thanksgiving Dinner for Internationals

When International Students first arrive at Truman, they are greeted by their Cultural Integration Leader (CIL), one of a team of American students who live in the residence halls with new International Students and help them adjust to university and life in the States.  CILs not only help with the New Student Orientation, they are…

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Mentors of Success!

International students studying at Truman can look forward to a strong support structure of both American and international students.  Truman strives to make sure that this support continues after acceptance and orientation, which is where Academic Success Mentors (ASMs) come into play. ASMs are a group of academically successful students who work alongside incoming freshmen…

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