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Registering for classes with multiple minors

Choosing classes every semester can be daunting. With possible problems like scheduling conflicts, it is necessary to plan your classes ahead of registration time! Personally, I use ScheduleBuilder to help me determine which classes I should take...
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...
Fabio Hodo's picture

Getting a job in the US after graduation and understanding your visa status

Hi guys, Today we are going to talk about how to get a permanent job after graduation in the US, and we are going to clear some misconceptions about hiring international students that you should also know when applying for a job. First, it is...
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...
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: “...
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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...

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