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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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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,...
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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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Getting Internships while studying

Hello guys, Today I am going to talk about internships. Internships are extremely important to make your way through a full-time job in the US. Once you become a junior you start worrying about how to get one, but luckily the University is here to...
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How to make the most out of your Freshman year

As a junior now, I would like to share a small guide on how to make the most out your freshman year. Here's how: 1. LIVE IN THE DORM One of the best decisions I made was to live on campus, in a dorm. One thing I didn't realize after I moved out is...
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Fun Classes you must try!

Hello guys, So you are in college now, taking 15 credits of Introduction to Physics, Calculus 1, Chemistry, Microeconomics etc. You feel you can take one more class, maybe something fun. try something new. In that case, you are reading the right...
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What is a class like at the University of Minnesota?

Hey guys, When I first got my acceptance letter from the University of Minnesota I was, of course, really excited, but I also had a lot of questions in my head, one of them being: "What are classes like at the University of Minnesota?". We know that...
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Research? Can I do that?

We always read that the University of Minnesota is a research university. But does that affect me? And the answer is of course: YES! Research is one of the best ways to earn lab experience, increase your knowledge while also getting paid for it (the...
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Freshman Guide: What to do and not to do in the first week of classes

Hello guys, Today, I decided to start a new line of blogs with the tag "Freshman Guide", which as the name suggests, are going to guides for our freshman at the University of Minnesota. Please remember that all of these guides will be written from...
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I am accepted. Now what?

So you got accepted and you confirmed your enrollment at the U. You have already told all your friends and family that you are going to the University of Minnesota, and now that your college search is over, you feel like there is nothing else left...

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