Archive - October 2015

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Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams
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An Ever Better Weekend
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How to FAOnline
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Who Am I? Why Am I Here?
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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand
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Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad
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Why Early Decision Could Be For You
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Introducing Me, Charlotte!
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What YoUR Future Holds

Avoiding Scary Student Loan Scams

Some people think that student loans are scary. But let’s be real: if you are borrowing responsibly and staying aware of how much you’ve taken out, there’s no need to be scared. But there’s something else that’s even scarier, and that’s student loan scams. We’re going to teach you how to avoid those like the[…]

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An Ever Better Weekend

My weekend started out slow; I devoted Thursday night to completing the majority of my homework for the weekend. However, Meliora Weekend quickly blossomed into one of my favorite weekends ever (I know I sound super optimistic here, but I seriously really enjoyed it!). As my mom said multiple times throughout her stay, “Everything is[…]

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How to FAOnline

Financial aid can be confusing, and we get it—sometimes you just get overwhelmed. But the Financial Aid Office has a lot of resources to help students with their financial aid, and none is better than FAOnline! This post is intended to help when you “can’t even” with FAOnline. With a variety of tabs that cover all[…]

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Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

Channeling Admiral Stockdale, I’d finally like to introduce myself to everyone; preferably, a bit more successfully than he did. My name is Jose Fernandez, and I’m from Long Island, New York. I graduated from Brentwood High School, whose 2015 graduating class had roughly 1,000 students, and I’m currently a freshman in the College of Arts,[…]

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Five Unexpected Experiences I’ve Had Studying Abroad in Thailand

When I decided to spend a semester in Thailand, I had a few vague expectations for my trip. I knew that I’d probably eat some bugs, get caught in a monsoon rain, visit beautiful temples, make meaningful connections with the other people in my program, and of course, learn about some of the biggest globalization[…]

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Adventures and Challenges About Studying Abroad

October 12, 2015 marks the twenty-third day that I am studying abroad in Bristol, United Kingdom. Even though I’ve only been here for a very short amount of time, this studying abroad experience has already had a huge impact on me. Adventure 1: I got to explore United Kingdom extensively! In the past few days, I’ve explored both London and Bristol.[…]

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Why Early Decision Could Be For You

In my previous post, I talked about early decision applications in general. Now, I’m going to talk about my personal experience of applying Early Decision to the University of Rochester, and why and how I made that decision. My first visit to the school was the summer before my senior year, and I signed up for[…]

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Introducing Me, Charlotte!

Hello, everyone! My name is Charlotte Pillow. I was born in Manhattan and grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Now, I am back in New York as a freshman at the University of Rochester. I plan to study public health, nursing, and possibly cluster in dance or psychology. I absolutely loved my first month of[…]

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What YoUR Future Holds

Hey there!  My name is Elizana and believe it or not, I am a fortune teller … well, kind of, anyway. My predictions may not be “scientifically proven” but I assure you, chances are, UR going to love it here (see what I did there? ). I know because that’s what happened to me and[…]

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