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Whether you’re a foreigner or American, you’ve encountered some form of racial stereotyping or have witnessed it. You’ve either been a victim of it, or you’ve dished it. Racial stereotyping is a growing issue on college campuses in the U.S., as well as overseas. A key contributor is social platforms, like Yik Yak, and that campus…

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Movies and television often show American college students at wild parties,  chugging alcohol and letting the lid off their inhibitions. Now, a new study suggests that the picture might be more unhealthy than previously thought: Some college students are skipping meals so they can get drunk faster on an empty stomach. Researchers call this kind of…

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Whether you’re an international student or moved just an hour from home, homesickness can happen to anyone at university. It is a completely normal feeling that can happen with a lot of change around you. Here are some tips to deal with homesickness: Get Involved Most campuses have tons of organizations and activities to join. Do…

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American students and international students are very inclusive with each other academically. But not so much personally. It is not any discrimination that I am talking about, but an invisible barrier, and the barrier is created by both sides. Because of cultural differences, it can take a long time for American students to become real friends…

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What would you do if a professor implied that a paper you wrote was not your own words? Especially if you were on the Dean’s List and a nationally acknowledged scholar? In her blog, “Academia, Love Me Back,” Tiffany Martinez said her professor at Suffolk University questioned whether she alone wrote her paper. She said she felt embarrassed,…

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Institutions in the United States and abroad are recognizing international students this week, who study overseas and in their home countries. This is the 17th anniversary of International Education [IEW] week, which ends tomorrow, November 18. The week is dedicated to international student education, student exchange and study abroad. IEW is an initiative between the U.S. Department of…