Archive - 2015

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Croatian Girl in Rochester
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The Best Parts of Studying Abroad in Bristol, UK
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A New Life
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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand
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All About College Admission Interviews
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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

Croatian Girl in Rochester

4,400 miles away I can remember the exact moment I was sitting in my room late at night after months, or even years, of working toward the dream that seemed so unreachable. The 4,400 miles from my home country, Croatia, to the University of Rochester all the way in New York, was just one of[…]

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The Best Parts of Studying Abroad in Bristol, UK

Half a semester has gone by since I came to study at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Looking back over the past seven weeks I’ve been here, my life-changing Bristol experience has shaped me in professional and personal ways: 1. Career networking events—a great way to gain insights about different professions! University of Bristol[…]

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A New Life

During the University of Rochester’s 158th commencement ceremony, the legendary Arthur R. Miller ’56, receiving an honorary degree from his alma mater, said to the University of Rochester’s newest graduates, “When I came here, I was a kid from Brooklyn, Brighton Beach, an ethnic ghetto. I was thrown together with people from all walks of[…]

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The Perks of Learning Thai in Thailand

Over the past two and a half months, I have come to deeply appreciate many aspects of my study abroad program. As a participant in the Thailand-based CIEE Khon Kaen Development & Globalization program, I have loved everything from my bi-monthly homestays and group research projects to my journalism assignments and adventurous weekend excursions. But[…]

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All About College Admission Interviews

Most colleges offer admission interviews, and you might be wondering if you should partake in this very intimidating and scary ordeal. At the University of Rochester, admission interviews are “highly recommended,” which basically means you should do it. As someone who is generally reserved around strangers and never had much experience with interviews in general,[…]

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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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