Author - Wojtek Sip

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School Uniforms?
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Cultural Differences: The American Athletic Lifestyle
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So, GPA Matters?
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Final Exams: Poland vs. America
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No Smoke in the Air
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Some Cultural Surprises
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Student Life: Activities On and Off Campus
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Mic Check: One, Two

School Uniforms?

In my last post, I mentioned a characteristic visual feature of the American college campus: sports apparel. I want to elaborate a little on the subject of student fashion habits because it’s probably the easiest way to spot a difference between European and American schools. The shortest way to sum it up: throughout my Polish[…]

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Cultural Differences: The American Athletic Lifestyle

As mentioned a few blog posts ago, sports might be one of the defining features of the American cultural landscape whose significance can be a little surprising to a foreigner. Of course, there is not a single modern civilization where sports don’t play a big role, but the impact of sports on people’s lifestyles seems[…]

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So, GPA Matters?

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I was involved in numerous extracurricular activities last semester. Part of the reason why I had time for all that was the approach to my curricula that I adopted. As on my previous steps of the educational ladder, I focused more on understanding the knowledge I was to process[…]

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Final Exams: Poland vs. America

I haven’t written in a while, but I have a number of reasons, or maybe excuses, for that. December was pretty dense. I survived my first period of final exams in America. I had four of them, so the reading period was barely enough to fit all the reviewing/fixing holes in my knowledge. Exams were[…]

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No Smoke in the Air

A major difference that I notice on a daily basis between America and my part of the world is smoking, or the relative absence of it around. At least when it comes to students, there is a noticeably smaller number of smokers here in the U.S. than in Europe. In any European country I visited, smoking[…]

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Some Cultural Surprises

Before coming to study at Rochester, I used to think that I had a pretty accurate idea of what life in the U.S. is like. The vast majority of people living today have some exposure to American culture, mostly via Hollywood and the Internet. I had a lot of it as I grew up on[…]

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Student Life: Activities On and Off Campus

Another couple of weeks at the University passed in the blink of an eye, leaving trees mostly leafless and pavements mostly wet. However, the weather was extraordinarily warm and sunny throughout October and I’m really glad about it because I could enjoy probably one of the best-looking autumns in my life here on the River[…]

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Mic Check: One, Two

Hi! I’m Wojciech (Wojtek) Sip, a current freshmen from PoznaƄ, Poland. Teaching people how to pronounce my name turned out to be my primary hobby and preoccupation since I came to America. I will most likely major in philosophy and economics and I love being able to study two such seemingly disparate disciplines. On campus[…]

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