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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...
Swadhrut Sathe's picture

Beyond Culture Shock

Before most international students go to study abroad, we all talk about the culture shock we’re going to face in a country far from home. But something which most people don’t talk about is the ‘popular culture shock’ many international students...
Dara Pribadi's picture

Minnehaha Falls

Last break, I spent my first winter break in Minnesota. It was really cold, so I thought, why not visit Minnehaha Falls? I've never had the chance to visit Minnehaha Falls during winter, and I heard it's really beautiful because the falls' frozen...
Melissa Koe's picture

How UMN can contribute to your self-care

Our self-care is extremely important and should not be neglected when we begin our studies in college. Unfortunately, this is usually the case as students cannot find enough time to destress with piling exams and assignments. At UMN, we have various...
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...
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...
Uyen Dang's picture

I decided my major from working at Papa John's Pizza!

During my two years at a community college before transferring to the U, I knew that I would want to pursue a degree in Business. I had some ideas in mind about either Accounting or Finance, partly because many people say that it would help me find...

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