Kazakhstan to Arizona State University

My first experience with skateboarding Hi! My name is Zhandos Orazalin. Today, I’m going to tell you about my first experience with skateboarding. I’m from Kazakhstan, which is a fascinating country located between Europe and Asia.  It’s a size of whole of the Western Europe, it has stable government and

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What University Life Used to Look Like

These great photos made their way to us this morning, and we thought our international readers would enjoy seeing them. Looking through them I don’t see a big difference – people are having fun, groups of students are enjoying their college time together. Granted, everyone is dressed nicely and for

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Facebook: What is Your Online Image?

A friend of mine recently started going to a large four-year university, after having attended our local community college. While at the community college, she refused to join Facebook. It only took three weeks to go by at the university and suddenly she was an active Facebook user, like so

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Not Being Home For the Holidays

I spent my first holiday, away from my parents and siblings, with my German exchange students family. It was lonely, despite being welcomed with open arms by his family. The traditions seemed odd, despite the hours of study and discussion I’d had over the years about German culture and tradition

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My Study Abroad Thanksgiving

I’ve never had a bad Thanksgiving dinner. The food is always amazing whether you are preparing a meal at home or spending it with family and friends somewhere else. I look forward to mashed potatoes, cornbread and of course turkey each November.  Many families have traditions in the foods they

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