Train travel around the US

In the 1800’s, as steam power powered the world, trains were the only way to travel in America. They offered a faster, more comfortable, and affordable way to travel across the country than the horse drawn wagons that served as the alternatives. While today, it is usually easier to travel

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Traveling Around America by Plane

America is a very large country. It’s size is often difficult for international students to comprehend. U.S. States are the size of most European countries, and major destinations can be anywhere from a couple hours to days of car travel away from each other. New York City and Los Angeles

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Getting Around Campus without a Car

Getting around within the United States, without a car, can seem like a daunting task. America is a car-nation, as the evolution of drive-in movies, drive-through restaurants, and car side to-go service has proven. Despite all of this, not all American college students own cars. In fact, many colleges do

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Free Online Lectures from Top Colleges and Universities

International students do not have to pay tuition to listen to lectures given at the world’s best colleges and universities. There are a number of schools making online audio and video lectures available to self-learners around the world. These lectures can be downloaded or played for free on your computer.

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Beware of the Freshman 15

Late night snacking, unlimited cafeteria food and suddenly the gym on campus seems so far away. The Freshman 15 is a popular term used to describe the 15 pounds (6.8 kg) new college students often gain in their first semester or year of college. Adjusting to new surroundings and different

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