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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...
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...
An Le's picture

Global Gopher Events

If going to college in America is your very first experience far away from home, you may wonder how you can succeed at one of the Big 10 universities as a student, as a future leader, and as a person. Knowing your unspoken concerns, the...
Fabio Hodo's picture

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...
Diksha Srishyla's picture

Beating homesickness as an international student at UMN

Homesickness can be deep-set for international students. Because home is a long and expensive plane ride away, it is not practically or financially sensible for us to return home during weekends or for brief periods in the middle of the semester...
Kalliopi Panagi's picture

Tips for thriving during the first semester at the U!

​During the beginning of my freshman year I remember myself being anxious about classes. I thought that I wouldn't be able to completely understand the professors and that I would find it difficult to distinguish the key points during lectures...
Diksha Srishyla's picture

Deciding on a phone plan!

One of the first, important things you need to do upon arrival in the US is to purchase a phone plan from a reliable telecom service provider! Though the concept of network coverage and telecom service is itself almost universal, terminology used to...
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Feeling Foreign at Home? The Struggles of Reverse Culture Shock

All international students face a culture shock when we begin our studies in the United States. Getting accustomed to the different weather, being away from your family for the first time, having to speak a different language, and dealing with...
Diksha Srishyla's picture

Biking in the Minneapolis summer!

This is my second time staying in Minneapolis over the summer break doing research, and guess what I have been doing when I am not working on my research projects or studying for the GRE? I get out and bike! Well, not ALL the time, but fairly often...
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Leaving the US for the Summer? But First…

You just landed on U.S. soil once again after spending your entire summer in your hometown of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. As you join the hour-long line to the notorious U.S. Customs checkpoint, you reached in your bag for your passport, ready to present...

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