5 Packing & Traveling Tips for Students

Packing a years worth of life into two suitcases, weighing under 50 pounds (22.7 Kg), is difficult. Lugging them from one continent to another, through various airports is a stressful ordeal. So here are 5 tips on traveling and packing that will hopefully make life easier. Leave small electronics at

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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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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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