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Need an Extension on a Paper? Offer a Compromise Instead

by Anna Malinovskaya - Posts (17). Posted Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 10:34 am

I still had two hours until the submission deadline when I got to the Mount Holyoke library to print out my eight-page final paper. I put my belongings, including the USB drive with my paper on it, on a desk near the computer and went to say hi to a friend at the other end […]

The Must-have Items for Surviving School in the US

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Monday, April 8th, 2013 at 9:52 am

Let’s be honest, as fun and exciting as it is to be a university student, it can also be TOUGH. Not only do you have to stay on top of all the schoolwork, meaning long hours of studying and more reading than is humanly possible, but it is also often a time of intense personal […]

Turning Winter to Summer in Ithaca

by Summer - Posts (3). Posted Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 8:52 am

I was told an anecdote about Cornell when I first came here. People say there are four seasons in Ithaca: Orientation week, pre-winter, winter, and post-winter. By now I think I understand what they mean. Ithaca is gorgeous, and Cornell is definitely the most beautiful school that I have ever seen. The days before school […]

Are you Competitive Enough to Make it in America?

by Mohammed Al-Suraih - Posts (5). Posted Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 8:47 am

There is an undeniable excitement about coming to study in the States – one reason why some international students do it – but it’s not all excitement. Yes, it is America. Yes, it is the land of freedom. Yes, it’s the place where different cultures clash…and live together in peace. However, you guys might agree […]

Guide to Getting Through Final Exams

by Jaime Bellemare - Posts (5). Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Spring showers, thunderstorms, sunshine and 70 degree weather can only mean one thing in Syracuse- it’s almost time for summer. The last few months have flown by and this is my last week of classes before finals. Uggg, finals.  Can you sense my excitement? Three months away from the classroom is just around the corner, […]

Brave New…Semester

by Hau Hoang - Posts (6). Posted Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 9:57 am

So 2011 has commenced. I am now onto the fourth week of my winter break here in Vietnam. Basically I am exhausted from all the travel, not to mention the tremendous amount of food I have tried to stuff myself for the last three weeks. I figured I better try to take all in, as […]

When it Becomes Overwhelming

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Studying in the U.S. isn’t always fun and easy.  Sometimes it gets hard – really hard, as international student Irene from Malaysia shares: The projects are pilling up, due dates are around the corner, exams are indefinitely coming soon in 2 weeks’ time and the contents of every courses are extremely difficult. Well, everyone would […]

How to Enjoy the Headmaster’s Holiday

by Farima Afaq - Posts (7). Posted Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 9:59 am

“Headmaster’s Holiday tomorrow!” Somebody yelled and ran down the hallway. I listened to her while reading the last passages of my biology homework which was almost done. I quickly went to check my email to make sure of what I have just heard. Yes! There is a holiday tomorrow. I cheered up.  Headmaster’s Holiday is […]

You Can Sleep When You’re Dead: Keeping the School/Life Balance

by Chris Wong - Posts (9). Posted Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 7:09 am

I sometimes think of my graduate program at George Washington University as a rite of passage.  It helps keep me motivated through those 12 hour days in the library, when I worry that I’m wasting the prime years of my life cooped-up in books. I remember what my political science professor said on our first […]

The Blessings of an Overstuffed Schedule

by Julia Bumke - Posts (4). Posted Friday, October 8th, 2010 at 9:28 am

As the leaves start to turn and we finally get some autumnal weather in New Jersey, life here at Princeton is settling into its normal vibe of constant, city-never-sleeps activity.  Since we start in mid-September, later than most other American universities, classes are just now kicking into high gear; extra-curricular clubs are in full swing; […]

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