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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...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

First Year Student Experience at the U of M!

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...
Natalia Morales's picture

Global Minnesota at Small World Coffee Hour (SWCH)

Small World Coffee Hour through multicultural events offers, to international and U.S students as well as staff members, a space to share and learn about other cultures. These events are a great experience for international students to share their...
Dara Pribadi's picture

Homecoming Concert 2016!

Time goes by so fast here at the U, between academics and everything else. So again, we find ourselves at the brink of Homecoming 2016! Homecoming is one of the biggest events held by Student Unions and Activities (SUA). There are lots of activities...
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...
Leonardo Buzzetto's picture

Part 3 of the ambassador research series - Avishek Mishra

Hi guys! This week I caught up with Avishek to talk to him a bit about the research he is doing here at the U over the summer. Avishek works at the MIND lab (Medical Devices and Instrumentation lab) in the Mayo Building right here on campus. Avishek...
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...
Jinju Park's picture

New Transfer Students; Wondering What Your Orientation Would Be Like?

Welcome new students! Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Too bad this summer vacation is going to be over in a month, but soon you will be starting a new chapter of your life at the University of Minnesota so you should be excited! :...
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...
Leonardo Buzzetto's picture

Budget friendly things to do in the Twin Cities

Metropolitan areas can be expensive, so it’s always nice to know that there are fun things to do in the Twin Cities that don’t break the bank! Here are a few of the things I like to do and that are all budget friendly: I really like sports, in...

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