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3 Reasons to Study outside your Home Country

Why is it that people decide to study in a country beyond their own? When one ventures outside of his or her comfort zone, it naturally expands to include and integrate new experiences. That which is familiar to us now was, at one point, considered unfamiliar. New experiences build upon and strengthen our existing knowledge….

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Is Studying in the U.S. Right for me?

There are many reasons why a student might consider studying in the United States. The U.S. is one of the largest countries in the world, encompassing four different time zones, with fifty states the size, on average, of a European country, climates of all kinds, and extraordinary natural beauty. The U.S. maintains fifty-nine breathtaking national…

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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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The Right Fit

If you are considering attending a university in the United States, you are probably familiar with the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings. Without question, the institutions with high rankings will provide an excellent education, but there is danger in looking no further in your college search. Researching the reputation of a university is…

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Truman 2013 International Idol

Once again, International Club brought together talented students of all nationalities for the Truman International Idol competition. A fierce contest between seven teams with members from 10 different countries ensued as they sang, danced and acted for the honor of being Truman’s 2013 International Idol. This year, a Bollywood dancing performance by Sobira Kholboeva and…

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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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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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International Education Week 2013

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn,…

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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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Truman Celebrates Nepalese Dashain

The month of Kartik, late September and early October, signals the longest and most festive event of the Nepalese annual calendar, Dashain! It is the celebration of good over evil that surrounds the story of a goddess from the kingdom of Nepal who destroyed an evil demon named Mahishasura. Just as it is celebrated by…

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