Archive - July 2012

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Accepted! What Happens Next? A Guide for International Students
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Embassy Youth Forum
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Pre-College Prom!
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Student Reflections of Rochester Academics
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5 Things I Learned From Study Abroad
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NHI-LDZ Youth Legislative Session
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6 Years and 10 New Majors Later
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Summer Video Blog
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Dear Freshmen
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Financial Aid Office Sneak Peek

Accepted! What Happens Next? A Guide for International Students

Flashback to late 2009 . . . somewhere in October/November I had been tirelessly filling out college applications and simultaneously trying to survive the International Baccalaureate (perhaps tackling calculus and chemistry questions being fired at me, putting the finishing touches to my Extended Essay while thinking about the next few lines I would add to[…]

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Embassy Youth Forum

With Actor Daniel Dae Kim. (I'm on his right side with the blue tote bag.) The US Embassy American Center in Seoul hosts a youth forum called 'Real People Talking' every month. The center invites speakers to discuss US-Korea relations with college and graduate students. Due to the 2012 Yeosu World Exposition in Korea this[…]

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5 Things I Learned From Study Abroad

I've been home in the US for just over a week now and it's been strange, to say the least! At first it was pleasantly overwhelming to see my family and friends again after 5 months apart, but now the novelty of being home is wearing off and I'm working my way back into a[…]

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NHI-LDZ Youth Legislative Session

Hello world! Today I post about the National Hispanic Institute's Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative program which I had the pleasure to run sound for. During this program, current high school students came to our beautiful campus to essentially create their own mock government. They created a House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and others. They[…]

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6 Years and 10 New Majors Later

I never thought that I’d still be at Rochester in 2012.  Honestly, I had no idea what I would be doing when I arrived at Rochester in the fall of 2006, let alone what my life would look like in 2012.  I was totally undecided as an incoming student, a fact that led me to[…]

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Summer Video Blog

Hey everyone, I just wanted to check-in during the summer to give you a little information about a few new developments at the U of R during the last semester. There are a few new buildings being built on campus, as well as a new security update regarding a safe ride home service. Lastly, I[…]

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Dear Freshmen

Most high school students think their identity crisis is going to end once they're in college, but the confusion actually lingers. You have to choose your major, decide where you're going to live, select your roommates. . . . Endless dilemmas! JUST EMBRACE. College is going to throw even more questions and options at you. Think[…]

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Financial Aid Office Sneak Peek

by Jason Buitrago Greetings incoming fall 2012 students! As you all enjoy your last summer before officially becoming UR students, we’ve been über busy in the Financial Aid Office getting ready for you all! It really is such a great time of year setting the stage for your first semester! Here is just a sneak[…]

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