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Rabab Ibrahim's picture

Picking Classes for College

The process of choosing classes is not as daunting as you may think. The university has a website www.schedulebuilder.umn.edu , which lists all the classes offered, making the entire process relatively stress-free! All you have to do is choose the...
Polina Malakhova's picture

Survive exams and plan your break

While everyone is worried about first semester finals, I'm worried... about winter break! Discussing your problems, finals, exams, assignments and concentrating on studies is surely fun, but the best anti-atress is planning your holidays. Believe me...
Azhar Akesh's picture

Thanksgiving Trip to Colorado

Ah! It’s that time of the year again, when all of the US awaits for the Black Friday deals, tons of stuffing and turkey, and a break from school, work and other duties. It’s been two years since I arrived to the United States and I remember so...
Kentaro Nagashima's picture

Getting a cold

When you get a cold, you feel the worst. You cannot get up from bed but need to go to a class. If you are not going to the class, you are going to fall behind in class... Don't worry! Everyone gets sick, and professors know that! I catched a cold...
Sabrina Ho's picture

Dressing for the Minnesotan Winter

Before I came here to the University of Minnesota, I was told that it can get really cold. Now that I've spent a year and a half here, I am telling you, the cold here is NOT A JOKE. If you are from a tropical country like I am, I have a few tips...

Navigating outside classroom resources!

Prospective Gophers! I want to talk to you in detail about the extracurricular and outside classroom learning opportunities available at the U! One lifetime is not enough to figure out everything the university has to offer - you can take my word...
Hui Tan's picture

Managing midterms

Let’s be honest: Midterm week is difficult. This past week I have had four engineering midterms in four days. So here are some useful tips I wish to share with everyone to better manage the most stressful time of the semester. 1. Plan early and know...
Guangyu Yan's picture

Jobs on Campus!

As the college can cost you a large amount of money, you may wonder whether you could find a way to earn some extra cash for yourself. Also, as an international student, you may wonder whether you could work on campus legally since you have an F1 or...
Alisha D'souza's picture

Volunteering: What, How, Why.

Volunteering is a good way to gain confidence, meet people, network, and obtain new skills – all while making a difference in the community. The best part about living in the Twin Cities area is the wide array of volunteering opportunities available...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Intramural Sports at the U of M!

The University of Minnesota offers intramural sports to its students; for those who don’t know, intramural sports are leagues that give an opportunity to students to compete at a higher level against other student teams. You can make your own team...

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