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1 Degree Fahrenheit: Could You Take It?

by Javaria Khan - Posts (6). Posted Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 10:34 am

Three weeks into the spring semester and guess what? A major snowstorm, called snowstorm Nemo, has already hit and my college had to shut down operations. Yes, I definitely enjoyed the lazy day thoroughly, but the cold? Not so much. I was a spring admit, so I got to America towards the end of December […]

Just When I Learn the Answers, They Change the Questions: A Zimbabwean’s Journey

by Senzeni - Posts (12). Posted Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 10:29 am

I smile wryly as I go through my freshman photos. It is hard to believe that just 2 years ago, I arrived in the United States, fresh-faced and starry eyed; weighed down by suitcases, expectations and an overwhelming fear of the unknown. In my head, as well as in my diary and journal, was a clear […]

Only in America Moments, Plus Lots of Advice from International Students

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

You might remember last year we had a blast recording and sharing a few phone conversations where the bloggers compared notes from their year in the States. If you haven’t listened to those, check ‘em out.  They were lots of fun: Pete and Repeat are on a Boat…and Other Adventures in American Culture In fact, they […]

Quick Links: Snow, Football and Hope for Those With Low Test Scores

by Jessica Stahl - Posts (449). Posted Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

1) Five Kenyans who studied abroad in five different countries (including the U.S.) share their advice and compare their experiences. http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/mag/InsidePage.php?id=2000028001&cid=616& 2) Egypt followup: The situation in Egypt hasn’t discouraged many Americans from wanting to study there. http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=415105&c=1 And American University in Cairo has announced that classes will start on February 13.  Welcome to Egypt’s […]

Welcome Back to a Whiter and More Slippery Kansas

by Sebastian - Posts (17). Posted Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

It’s February and I’m back to Kansas after a month of vacation well spent next to my family, friends and all my loved ones back in my country, Bolivia. Since it’s February and classes are just starting I thought I could do a recap of how have the college and the town welcomed me back, […]

Spot the Difference: Is Kansas so Far From Bolivia?

by Sebastian - Posts (17). Posted Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Can you tell the differences between these pictures? One is from Lawrence, Kansas, where I’m living right now, the other is my hometown, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Can you tell which one is which? Besides some architectural differences (most likely to be noticed only by experts) and some light variances that are only […]

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