Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Study Abroad: Art in Japan
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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad
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How I Became a Real Engineer
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Saving & Spending Abroad
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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student
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The EcoRep Sustainability Life
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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College
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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Study Abroad: Art in Japan

One of the biggest reasons I chose to study abroad in Japan was to experience the art and art institutions. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve been in Tokyo, and I’ve visited incredible museums and galleries that truly make Tokyo a dream destination for all fellow art lovers. Here is a list[…]

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Put the “Study” in Study Abroad

One thing I wondered about before arriving in London was how I was going to juggle studying with exploring, experiencing, and traveling. My classwork experience in London has been more relaxed than my semesters at Rochester. My courses have lots of readings to be completed before each class. However, the readings are less referenced in[…]

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How I Became a Real Engineer

Graduation is right around the corner! For every senior at the Hajim School of Engineering at the University of Rochester, the month of April is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time: the year-long capstone project is due by the end of the month. This senior design capstone project is usually a proud product of many[…]

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Saving & Spending Abroad

(Refresher: I’m studying abroad in London this semester.) Preparing to study abroad includes getting ready to spend and save money in a new country. On campus, you can pay for anything with your ID card. Plus, food is already sorted out and lots of events on campus are free or at least super cheap. On[…]

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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student

It’s now been over a month since I journeyed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canberra, Australia, and I’m starting to understand why past study abroad students often impart such cliches as “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it” and “As soon as you adjust, it’s time to return home” upon prospective abroad students. As an exchange student,[…]

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The EcoRep Sustainability Life

After reading the above title, you may wonder, “What’s an EcoRep?” We are a group of enthusiastic freshmen who work toward promoting a sustainable lifestyle in the residence halls. As an EcoRep, I’ve had so many amazing experiences, both with my residents and with my fellow EcoReps, that I can’t even count all of them![…]

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5 Things To Do Before Coming To College

To all those who recently got their acceptance letters, congratulations! You might be wondering, “What do I do now that I’ve been accepted to the most awesome university ever?” No worries, my friends, we have all been there. To help you spend your time wisely before college, I have some awesome (and hopefully helpful) suggestions[…]

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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions

“Do I really want to go abroad?” I asked myself. I had a tough time motivating myself to apply to study abroad. I whole-heartedly enjoy my semesters at the University of Rochester—I love our campus, my professors, the clubs in which I’m involved, and of course, my wonderful friends and suite mates. I weighed the pros and[…]

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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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How an Intro Course Can Give Clarity

Freshman year of college is a time for a lot of self-discovery—socially, emotionally, and even academically. It takes time to settle in and figure yourself out. The former two are highly complex and well beyond the scope of a blog post, but the academic aspect is something I can hopefully shed a little light on.[…]

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