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George Washington University sits at the top of U.S. schools deemed “Most Politically Active Students” in 2016. But students at GW aren’t convinced. VOA asked several students about how politically active they were on a scale of 1-to-10. And none of the students put themselves higher than a six on that scale. VOA also asked the students to…

Practicing English

Is there anything more embarrassing for an English learner than being asked to repeat what you just said? Twice, thrice (that means three times) … each pointing out that you have not mastered English. Yet. (Worse is when the American you’re speaking with RAISES THEIR VOICE as if you are deaf instead of struggling.) Mastering…

Balloons fall after the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Once you’ve made it to school in the United States, it’s easy to focus on schoolwork at the expense of other opportunities. And while getting good grades in college is important, U.S. universities have a wealth of other resources to enrich a student’s experience, help them develop diverse skills, and build their resume. As someone studying…