Author - YooJung Chun

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Big Public School vs. Small Private School
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?
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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It
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Being Musical in Rochester
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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot
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If You’re Thinking About Living Off Campus
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Mistakes Every Freshman Makes
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Summer Readin’
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The Ugly Truth About Sophomore Year

Big Public School vs. Small Private School

Last month I had an opportunity to visit some of my friends at a large, public school in Illinois, where I’m from. As I walked through its multiple quads, I was taken aback by just how much larger it was compared to the University of Rochester. When I asked my friends how they could possibly[…]

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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push

Read Part 1 and Part 2! You have successfully jumped through all the hoops and made your way through this whole study abroad maze. Finally you are ready to leave, just counting down the days until you fly off to the destination of your dreams. But, as always, there is still some unfinished business that you[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?

Be sure to read Part 1! When students are asked if they would like to study abroad, most students enthusiastically answer YES! However, after a few moments, they always add this one caveat: “I don’t know if I can afford it.” Most students, including me, believe that studying abroad is expensive and therefore cannot be[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It

Studying abroad in college was something I’ve always wanted to do since high school, but it was only a general idea in my head. I didn’t know where I wanted to go, how long I wanted to stay, or what the application process was even like. So when I got to the University of Rochester, I[…]

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Being Musical in Rochester

One of the main reasons why I chose to attend the University of Rochester is because of its many musical opportunities and events. You can take free lessons at Eastman, join orchestra or band, or even form your own musical group with friends. There are many exciting performances to attend, especially towards the end of[…]

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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot

It’s the middle of the semester, which means . . . midterms! Yes, it’s time to get studying. Studying can be grueling, but I noticed that having my favorite place to study where I can really focus and get a lot of work done makes studying a lot easier. Here is my list of favorite study spots[…]

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If You’re Thinking About Living Off Campus

It’s been a little less than a month since I started living off campus, and so far, it’s been full of ups and downs that I didn’t even expect. Here’s an honest list of pros and cons that I’ve compiled from my personal experience of living off campus. If you’re curious about what it’s like to live[…]

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Mistakes Every Freshman Makes

First year anywhere is difficult. You have to adjust to a whole new environment, befriend a group of strangers, and leave your familiar routine behind. Sometimes the change can take a toll on you and become overwhelming, but the most important thing is to always remember the reason you’ve decided to make these changes. If you’re a[…]

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Summer Readin’

Summer can be a busy time for college students. For some, summer means adjusting to their very first internship or taking part in amazing research. For others, summer means waiting tables to save some money, or maybe just relaxing by the pool until it’s time to go back to school. And as for my fellow book[…]

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The Ugly Truth About Sophomore Year

Wikipedia defines sophomore slump as “an instance in which a sophomore effort fails to live up to the standards of the first effort.” Most people associate this curious phenomenon in relations to grades and GPA, but from my personal experience, it is a lot more than that. Sophomore slump affects each student differently, and it may not even[…]

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