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22 Events for International Students: Sept. 10-30

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 9:52 am

We’ll be back in October with a whole new set of bloggers ready to share their experiences and advice for studying in the US!  Don’t forget, if you want to be one of those writers, we encourage you to apply by sending your resume and a writing sample to jstahl [at] voanews [dot] com (more […]

Want to Write for the Student Union?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We’re recruiting writers for the 2012-2013 school year!  If you are currently an international student studying in the U.S., or will be coming to the U.S. as an international student during the school year, you’re eligible.  The application information is below. But don’t forget, even if you don’t want to be one of our regular […]

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What to Wear on Your First Day at a US College

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 9:35 am

Students wearing Columbia University sweatshirts (Photo: Flickr user airsoexen) Starting your first year at a U.S. school and wondering what to wear to fit in with your classmates? Just curious about the fashion at U.S. universities? Thanks to the voyeuristic power of social media, we get to take a look at the first day outfits […]

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