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Dorm Life 101

I’m sure there are some mind-boggling questions everyone has coming to university. One of them is for sure, “how’s life living in the dorms?”. Don’t fret though. I’ve been living in the dorms for a semester and I believe I’m more or less an expert...
Wangzhen Ma's picture

Being a Guest in American Families

I want to talk about how to be a proper/good guest in American families as an international student. I am from China, and many of you are from different countries, we have different cultures and backgrounds, and we all know that American culture can...

Navigating outside classroom resources!

Prospective Gophers! I want to talk to you in detail about the extracurricular and outside classroom learning opportunities available at the U! One lifetime is not enough to figure out everything the university has to offer - you can take my word...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Intramural Sports at the U of M!

The University of Minnesota offers intramural sports to its students; for those who don’t know, intramural sports are leagues that give an opportunity to students to compete at a higher level against other student teams. You can make your own team...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Welcome to the U?

Moving somewhere new can seem like a difficult task, meeting new people, getting used to the city and so on. This task seems even more difficult when you are going abroad to a big campus like the University of Minnesota’s. Just recently, I found...
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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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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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...
Uyen Dang's picture

Minnesota is not all about the snow!

I spent a day on my spring break hiking to the Eagle Mountain, the highest natural point of Minnesota. The trail was covered by snow and ice. It was hard to walk and so easy to fall down, but the view was worth the effort. It may be true to say that...
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How to break your routine!

I realise that the title of this post can be a bit worrisome. College is tough and involves a lot of hard work and perseverance. As a freshman, I was overwhelmed with how demanding my classes were. Honestly, by the end of my first month in college I...

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