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I want to get admitted to the U, but I'm afraid my scores aren't good enough...

Hello guys, As International student Ambassadors one of the questions we get the most is: "I want to apply to the University of Minnesota, but I'm scared because I think my scores are not good enough. Should I still apply?". And I cannot stress it...
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Summer internship? Where to find it? And what do you do?

I think many of the international students start concerning about internships and jobs when they start their junior years (of course, there are some who start worrying about those when they are freshman and I say that is just fine too!). And I know...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

First Year Academic Advice

Getting used to university level academics can be challenging, however, the hardest part about it is the fact that you have been given a whole lot of freedom in a place that can have many distractions so actually finding the time to study is hard...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Advice to Incoming Freshmen

Beginning your new life at university can be scary at first, add the fact that as international students you are moving to a whole new country it can be terrifying. However, if I can single out one thing that has helped me get through my first year...
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Are you preparing for your UMN adventure? Try iSuccess!

As you are preparing for your departure to the US and the University of Minnesota, it is normal to feel a bit anxious and scared about what life is going to be like here. But we are here to help. The ISSS recommends students to arrive by August 21,...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Holi Festival at the University of Minnesota

The Indian festival of Holi is a celebration of joy and colors. Usually this consists of dancing, water fights and throwing powdered colors at others! This year the student group Bharat UMN organized and carried out the festival by the river on East...
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Cost of Living in Minneapolis

Hello guys, Today I am going to write about the cost of living in Minneapolis, and how do students like me afford living in the Twin Cities area. First, keep in mind that as international students we are only allowed to work on campus and if we can...
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Apply for Leadershape today!

Hello all! Do you have plans for winter break? If you are not going back home but willing to have "family" fun time, Leadershape is right for you! What is Leadershape? LeaderShape is a six-day intensive leadership development experience devoted to...
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On-campus Housing: Roy Wilkins Hall

Dorm life plays an important role in a college student’s academic performance and well-being. Therefore, knowing how dorm life is like in college in advance can help students, especially international students, prepare better for their transition to...
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How does a chemistry introduction course at the U look like?

College in America can be hard to imagine for international students. Is college hard? Will I be able to make friends? How is the dorm life like? The question list can keep going on and on. To help solve the mystery about college, I am writing to...

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