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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...
Fabio Hodo's picture

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...
Fabio Hodo's picture

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...
Qi Wang's picture

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...
An Le's picture

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...
Uyen Dang's picture

Transfer Application done! What's next?

Good job on getting those applications done! Now while waiting for the result, you may be wondering what to prepare as an international transfer student. Let me give you some advice, and most of my suggestion will be highly applicable to those who...
Pallavi Janiani's picture

Interesting classes you do not want to miss!

While registering for classes you will have a lot to choose from- courses required for your major , liberal education requirements and so on. As a freshman, you may take classes with 200 students in them, thus making it tougher to have discussions...
Chau Mai's picture

How to File Your Taxes as An International Student

Even though the April 18 filing deadline is approaching, many of my international friends still haven't prepared for this at all. Here was how our conversations went. Question: "Are you an international student at UofM? Were you enrolled for classes...

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