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California Love from International Students

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

As an international student, choosing where to attend school in the U.S. to attend can be a major – and majorly stressful – decision: at nearly 10 million square kilometers, the United States is the third largest country by area in the world, with settings ranging from snowy mountains, to warm and sunny beaches, and […]

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Welcome to America? Facing – and Stopping – Discrimination

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Diversity – both cultural diversity and diversity of experiences – is among the most positive qualities that international students bring when they come to the U.S. to study. International student bring new perspectives to their schools, and help raise awareness for other countries and cultures. But this diversity – and the discrimination it can bring […]

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The Name Game: a New Country Means a New Identity

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 1:53 pm

Have you wondered why some international students keep their official names, and why others choose an English name? Many international students I spoke with said their main reason for adopting an English name is because many fellow students cannot understand their original names. But it’s not just for American students – international students say their […]

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PHOTOS: Global Expo 2015 at Georgetown University

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 10:05 am

The Georgetown International Student Association and Office of International Programs held the Global Expo on Saturday, April 11. The Expo gives students a chance to experience their classmates’ cultures – from food, to music, to traditional performance. Check out photos from the Expo below.

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Survey Shows the Way for Schools to Keep International Students Happy

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

International students are overall very satisfied with their study abroad experiences, according to the I-Graduate Analysis of Student Satisfaction, which finds four factors have the greatest influence on the international students’ satisfaction: local atmosphere, learning quality, attitude of professor, and friendliness of the schools. The analysis could be very useful for U.S. universities looking to […]

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Stay, or Get Away? The American Education Tradition of Spring Break

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Spring break – a much-welcomed week off from school for American students – is coming soon. For American students, the break offers a chance to vacation with friends or visit family. For international students, spring break is a new experience. Sehr Jamil Aslam, a student at Georgetown University, faces her first spring break this year. […]

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Three Steps to Making New Friends in the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 4:48 pm

International students sometimes have trouble making American friends for the first time. They can assume American students don’t hang out with international students based on negative stereotypes. “I think my several Chinese friends are struggling to make American friends,” said Di Chen, a student at University of Arizona. “Especially the difference in food is a […]

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Students Speak: On Having Surgery in the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm

In a follow-up to her post last week on student health insurance, Student Union writer Jeonghyun Kim interviews one of her classmates on how she dealt with an injury during her time studying in the U.S. When international students are sick in the U.S., they have to struggle with not only illness, but living in […]

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“Insure” You’ll Stay Healthy in the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 2:55 pm

America’s health care system is unique among industrialized democracies: there is no universal, government-sponsored health care plan for all citizens. Most Americans pay for private health insurance. Without health insurance in the United States, a surgery or illness could cost thousands of dollars; according to The Commonwealth Fund, Americans pay more than people in other […]

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Photos: Asian Students Bring Lunar New Year to Georgetown University

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Many Asian associations at Georgetown University held 2015 Lunar New Year Celebrations with cultural events and food. International students work together cooperatively in small and large groups to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the U.S. Students who are involved in the Korean Graduate Students Association enjoyed a Lunar New Year party on February 6. […]

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Lunar New Year in the U.S.: Not Just “Chinese” New Year

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Happy Lunar New Year! 2015’s Lunar New Year is February 19. Even though Americans don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year, many call the Lunar New Year “Chinese New Year.” However, from late January to the middle of February, China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and many Asian countries celebrate the Lunar New Year as national holidays. The […]

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Understanding the Super Bowl as a Foreign Student

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Features Sport + Entertainment reported that global viewers’ favorite sporting event in 2014 was the FIFA World Cup Final. Most international students might be familiar with the FIFA World Cup – it’s watched by billions around the world. But another championship is capturing attention in the U.S.: the American football championship known as Super Bowl, […]

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Photos: Sharing the International Spirit – Without Leaving the U.S.

by Jeonghyun Kim - Posts (24). Posted Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 2:22 pm

International students sometimes get lumped together as one large group, like when people talk about “international students” studying in the US. But within that group are dozens of different ethnicities and cultures. At Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, a recent event –  “International Spirit” – promoted cultural exchange and gave students an opportunity to […]

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“Study Abroad” Confronts Stereotypes of Foreign Students in U.S.

by Andrew Palczewski - Posts (15). Posted Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

As we’ve talked about before, studying in the United States can lead to misconceptions – about school, about peers, and about American culture. But the misunderstanding can come from both sides: while foreign students might have unfounded beliefs about the United States, some in the United States have their own misconceptions about foreign students. A […]

Students Speak: “Becoming a College Football Fan”

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:35 am

Students studying in the US can prepare for living in a different country, taking classes, and making new friends. But one thing that’s hard to prepare for is seeing college sports up close. When guest blogger Munyaradzi Mahiya came to the US from Zimbabwe to study at the University of California and Berkeley, he knew […]

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