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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...
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,...
Chau Mai's picture

My Very First Winter in Minnesota (and I didn’t go home!)

So, it has been almost six months since I got off the airplane and stepped on the land of 10,000 lakes. Different from other students, I chose to stay here in winter break, despite of the “crucial” freezing weather here. At first, I was wondering: “...
Junyo Park's picture

Where to find information about off-campus housing/roommate?

I know one of the top things that you are worried about when going to a college for the first time is “where to live”. It is highly recommended for freshmen to live on-campus for their first semester or year. However, if your budget is too tight for...
Pierre Abillama's picture

Busting Dorm Myths

I remember when I first applied to the University, I was apprehending dorm life. Back in Lebanon, I didn’t need to live on campus. I could commute to Beirut from my house, sleep in my own room every night and eat whatever I wanted whenever I wanted...
Sabrina Ho's picture

Transforming Homesickness to Motivation

Being homesick is normal. Spending hours in your room missing your favourite food back at home is normal. No wanting to go out and meet new people because it’s just terrifying is normal. Going through old pictures on your phone or your laptop of...
Junyo Park's picture

How to avoid ice cold winter in Minnesota and get to classes safely? Use GOPHERWAY!

I am pretty sure you’ve heard all the rumors about the infamous winter in Minnesota. Yes. The winter is just around the corner and we need to be prepared for it! The enormous campus is such a nice place to walk around during the summer and the fall...
Fabio Hodo's picture

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...
Chau Mai's picture

10 must-bring items from your home when you decide to come to UMN!

You finished long essays, submitted your application, and finally got accepted into the U. Congrats! It seems like all of the difficult tasks have been completed. Are you sure? Because there is still one more important job that will affect your...

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