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Transfer Application done! What's next?

Good job on getting those applications done! Now while waiting for the result, you may be wondering what to prepare as an international transfer student. Let me give you some advice, and most of my suggestion will be highly applicable to those who...
Pallavi Janiani's picture

Interesting classes you do not want to miss!

While registering for classes you will have a lot to choose from- courses required for your major , liberal education requirements and so on. As a freshman, you may take classes with 200 students in them, thus making it tougher to have discussions...
Chau Mai's picture

How to File Your Taxes as An International Student

Even though the April 18 filing deadline is approaching, many of my international friends still haven't prepared for this at all. Here was how our conversations went. Question: "Are you an international student at UofM? Were you enrolled for classes...
Melissa Koe's picture

5 Tips to Rock Your Next Interview

So, you submitted your resume and cover letter and heard back from the job or internship you applied to. Great! What’s next? Like many people, you start to panic and wonder how to prepare for your interview. I was once in your very position. Even...
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...
Melissa Koe's picture

Volunteering

If volunteering is your thing, the U has a center dedicated specifically to doing community work! The Center for Community-Engaged Learning provides a lot of information for potential and current volunteers and lists organizations that partner with...
Pierre Abillama's picture

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...
Wangzhen Ma's picture

Places to Have Sunday Brunch

After a long week working and studying, we need to take a break and enjoying the time have brunch with our friends. Every Sunday after church, my friend and I will go to a new place to have brunch there. Here are some places we have been to: The Bad...
An Le's picture

On-campus Job Opportunities

To some international students, studying in America can be expensive. Therefore, you may want to make some money while studying to become more independent financially and gain more skills and experience. Fortunately, the University of Minnesota,...
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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