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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...
Yang Yang Sim's picture

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...
Yang Yang Sim's picture

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...
Fabio Hodo's picture

Fun Classes you must try!

Hello guys, So you are in college now, taking 15 credits of Introduction to Physics, Calculus 1, Chemistry, Microeconomics etc. You feel you can take one more class, maybe something fun. try something new. In that case, you are reading the right...
Yang Yang Sim's picture

Off-Campus Housing: Searching a New Home

So you’re halfway through your freshman/first-year of college and you’re having a great time in the dorms with your newfound friends but you’re tired of having dorm food every day, having to shower in the common bathroom down the hallway only to...
Anh Hoang's picture

Best business major in Carlson School of Management

If you ask me what is the best business-related major in my opinion, I would say, without a doubt, is MIS (Management Information Systems). Due to the incresing demand of data mining and data analysis, there is a growing need for MIS graduates, thus...
Dara Pribadi's picture

Freshman 15

Have you guys heard of freshman 15? I'm sure you have. If you are a future freshman students, you should read this! Freshman 15 is a belief that freshman college students will gain about15 pounds during their first year in college. Now, is this a...

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