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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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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MIT Rick Rolled – College Pranks

The idea of the college prank is certainly not unique to the United States but this morning when a news article on a grand college prank hit my email, I couldn’t help but laugh.  My favorite type of prank: Yes, that’s the first seven notes of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna

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