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Programming Note…

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I’m going on vacation! For two weeks!  Very exciting (…for me. I can’t imagine you care much whether I go on vacation or not).  It’ll be the longest we’ve ever gone without posting something (I’m going through withdrawal already), but here are some things to read and do in the meantime, so you don’t miss […]

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New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Curriculum

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Today’s addition to the Glossary of Confusing Words: curriculum This is a particularly great word, because explaining it will invoke many other words that we’ve already put into our Glossary! So thanks to whoever submitted it (you didn’t say your name, but hopefully you know who you are). A curriculum is the set of courses […]

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A Day in an American High School

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

We found this video on YouTube from an Australian girl who spent several months at an American high school. In this video she takes a camera with her on a typical school day, from getting on the bus in the morning to arriving home in the afternoon. Of course there’s no such thing as a […]

Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places, and People

by Thuy Pham - Posts (6). Posted Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 10:27 am

First, let me quickly update you about my decision whether to transfer to the California College of the Arts (CCA). I decided it would be impossible for me to go to CCA without any grants from the school. So I will finish my MBA program at CSUF within the year, and then my plan is […]

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Americans are Self-Centered but Friendly? 60 Opinions from International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Over the past few days we’ve learned more than we ever wanted to know about how Americans see their international classmates.  Thanks to an anonymous survey, we’ve been able to get the honest truth – the good, the bad, and the unexpected. If you missed it: – Part 1: The Truth – What Americans Really Think […]

60+ Opinions From American Students About Their International Classmates

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 10:21 am

So you want to know what American students really think of international students?  You’re in luck! We did a survey to answer just that question, asking over 50 Americans to answer anonymously with their honest opinion of their international classmates.  If you haven’t read our analyses of the survey results, take a look at these […]

Why Aren’t Americans and International Students Becoming Friends?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yesterday we learned that American students like having international students on campus. Only 10% of the American students who took our anonymous survey (a survey designed to find out what Americans really think about their international classmates) told us that they wouldn’t want more international students at their school. » Read part 1 of this […]

The Truth: Americans Reveal What They Really Think of International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 9:55 am

Admit it, you’re secretly dying to know what other people think of you – what they say behind your back that they would never say to your face. Do they really like you, or are they just being nice? After some of our international student friends told us they’d love to know what their American […]

Events for International Students: June 18-22

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

After last week’s event bonanza, we’ve got a lighter week coming up this week.  But don’t worry – there are some jam-packed weeks coming up later in the summer. As always, if you attend any of these events, report back and let us know what you learned! (Use the comments, the Facebook page or just email […]

New in the Glossary of Confusing Words: Transcript

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 11:20 am

Today’s entry into the Glossary of Confusing Words: transcript. According to the person who submitted it: Schools ask for transcripts and this is an unfamiliar word to many students. A transcript is an official record of the courses you took and grades you received in high school, college or graduate school.  For students from South […]

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Trying, Failing and Growing: A Look Back at My College Journey

by Qian - Posts (7). Posted Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Qian just graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism. She put together this amazing video documenting her personal and academic growth over the past few years, and sharing some of the lessons she learned as she struggled with language, professors, and talking into a camera.

Posted in After Graduation

All My Plans Fell Apart, and That’s a Good Thing

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

One thing I have learned over the past school year is the importance of being flexible. Before I even landed in the U.S., I knew what I would be majoring in, what classes exactly I would take each of my five semesters at Mount Holyoke, and what extra-curriculars I would pursue. However, now, one year […]

Events for International Students: June 11-15

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

After taking a week to clarify the meaning of the word “webinar” (well, and because there were no events to be found), we’re back with our regular Friday roundup of webinars, online events and virtual fairs for prospective international students. And the upcoming week is a big one. As always, if you attend any of […]

Putting Aside What’s Comfortable to Do What’s Meaningful

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Thursday, June 7th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

If you speak Chinese, this video that came across our Twitter feed today is well worth watching. An American Fulbrighter in China, Daniel Tedesco, speaks (to an audience including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and State Councillor Liu Yandong!) about the challenges of building connections in another country. “…too many of us spend time mostly […]

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Need Information About Grad School? Start Talking

by Dandan - Posts (11). Posted Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Before you apply to graduate school, you have to do a lot of research to figure out where to apply.  What schools offer the courses you want?  Where will you have the best rapport with the professors?  What program will set you up for the best career? I’m going through this process right now, as […]

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