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International Student Orientations Around the World

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Schools around the world are welcoming international students to their campuses, and posting the photos on Flickr to prove it. Check out some international student orientations around the world, courtesy of this slideshow, showing image results for the search “international student orientation.”

How 2 Weeks in San Francisco Made Memories and Inspiration

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 9:28 am

Daranita is a student in Cambodia, where she is majoring in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Business Management. This summer she came on a short exchange program to San Francisco to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation, and shares this story about her experience visiting some of the most famous companies in America. […]

Does 9/11 Hold Meaning for College Students?

by Sebastian - Posts (17). Posted Sunday, September 11th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

This September 11 marks ten years passed from a sad event that has had effects around the world. But how does it affect today’s college students? They were in elementary school at the time – too young for many to understand what had happened – and, among University of Kansas students at least, much of […]

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The Ups and Downs of Summer Work Travel

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This post is by VOA intern Matthew Kupfer, and was originally written in Russian for our sister blog, Альма-матер.  Matthew says, “although my post is written with a Russian-speaking audience in mind, the topic should be relevant to most everyone because the Work and Travel program is open to students from around the world.” When […]

Learning to Feel Lucky to be in College

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’m currently in the midst of a traditional rite of passage for American college students: the summer internship.  Many of my peers chose to spend their summers doing grunt work at law offices, hospitals, or financial consulting groups. I decided to do my internship as the media manager for a nonprofit called the Action Center […]

Superficial Diversity? Why Political Activism is Rare in the US

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

This post comes from our sister blog, Comite de Estudiantes (the Spanish version of the Student Union).  Columbia University student Ferran Masip-Valls talks about why there seems to be less activism on U.S. campus (which, by the way, is considered a relatively politically active school by American standards) than at his school back home. For […]

Favorite Posts: Breaking Stereotypes and Learning Good Habits

by Sebastian - Posts (17). Posted Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 at 8:34 am

These are my favorite two posts from last semester. The first one is a compilation I liked since it breaks the stereotypes and stands up for an ideology that had been falsely attacked. The second one is a post from Jamie that I found particularly helpful and I think a lot of college students may have done […]

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Differences Between the First Year and Veteran Experiences

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Before summer vacation started, a bunch of our bloggers got together (via Skype) to chat about how their experiences over the past school year – the ups and downs, challenges and victories, and what they learned. We had some fantastic conversations, even digging into a few topics we hadn’t really covered in the blog posts […]

Pete and Repeat are on a Boat…and Other Adventures in American Culture

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, July 1st, 2011 at 8:51 am

Before summer vacation started, a bunch of our bloggers got together (via Skype) to chat about how their experiences over the past school year – the ups and downs, challenges and victories, and what they learned. We had some fantastic conversations, even digging into a few topics we hadn’t really covered in the blog posts […]

Looking Back at a Year of Blogging: Sports and Movie Stars

by Doc Alex - Posts (8). Posted Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 10:28 am

What were your favorite articles from the past school year? #1) Football and Patriotism: A Super American Day, by Nareg Nareg is one of my favorite writers for the blog, It’s always interesting how he portrays American-ness in his blog posts. #2) Meeting Movie Stars and Oscar Winners, by Tara As a movie buff, I […]

Is Having An Accent a Positive or a Negative?

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

On his blog about life at Berkeley College in New York, blogger Jose Navarro debates whether having an accent is a positive or a negative for international students in the US. He writes of his English language skills: Now, it’s not that I have a problem with the language, but I do (as most of […]

Memorable Posts: American Culture and Returning Home

by Nareg Seferian - Posts (16). Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 6:47 am

What were your favorite articles from the past school year? I went through the posts, and picked the ones I remembered. Here they are, in no particular order (except perhaps chronological): #1) How to Speak English Fluently?, by Nick I thought that one was helpful when it comes to learning and getting accustomed to the […]

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts of the School Year

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

As the academic year comes to an end and summer vacation begins, we’ll take a look back at the past school year and share some of your favorite posts…and some of our favorites too!  So stay tuned over the next week or so for a bunch of lists recapping the best of the past school […]

Looking Back at Year One of Graduate School

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2011 at 9:26 am

My bags are packed, my final papers submitted, my apartment sublet, and as of next week I’ll be gone from George Washington University and the United States until the end of August.  It’s been a fast nine months, but I’ve officially reached the halfway point of my two-year graduate school program. To mark reaching the […]

A Bit of Culture: Arts and Music on Campus

by Senzeni - Posts (12). Posted Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 8:52 am

Sebastian Sanchez also contributed to this video, and the cellist is Yale University student Kevin Olusola. Performances were shot at Yale and the University of Kansas, and many thanks to EducationUSA for loaning us the cameras! For more about extracurricular activities in the U.S., read Natalia’s article comparing student activities in Ukraine and the U.S.

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