Managing the Transition to University Life in the United States

You received your admissions letter and hopefully a generous financial package.  I can imagine the immense excitement that you are experiencing. However, this excitement is shadowed by a feeling of concern and numerous unanswered questions spinning around your head. Orientation As a first year student you are most probably going

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Serenity Now! Dealing with Roommates

After five years of college, and living in the dorm both in the U.S. and abroad, I’ve learned a little bit about how to deal with roommates. My first roommate, in Salzburg, Austria, was a French girl, who spoke better English than I did. She was pretty cool, and very

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Making Sense of American Slang

Pulling my leg? Nice hat trick? Let’s bail? I call shotgun? Lit AF?? If you are not sure what the above statements mean, you are not alone. Each year, international students like you master the English language only to discover, upon arrival in the United States, that they cannot follow

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