Category - International

University of Rochester

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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Life as an International Student
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Studying Abroad in the Land Down Under…
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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability
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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester
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Black Students’ Union Campus Events
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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester
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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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Life as an International Student

Whenever I tell people that I’m an international student, it’s always followed by an influx of questions! Where are you from? What’s it like being an international student? Do you like it here? Do you miss your family? Is it hard? Have you ever felt like an outsider?  I always take the questions in stride,[…]

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Studying Abroad in the Land Down Under…

Hi, everyone! In case you have been wondering why I’ve been M.I.A. this past spring, I was on exchange at the University of Sydney in Australia! It has been an absolutely amazing experience, and I can’t wait to share my favorite things about it with you.  Watching opera at the Sydney Opera House Ever since[…]

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow There are so many ways to get involved in religion on campus, whether you are a practitioner of a certain religion, you want to learn more about religions other than your own, or if you are fascinated by the very concept of religion and want to study[…]

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Black Students’ Union Campus Events

by Jamal Holtz, Class of 2018 I hope your week is going well! As current students may know, the Black Students’ Union (BSU) wrapped up January with our step show, STOMP THE ROC. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, including volunteers, departments, and the University of Rochester community. February is Black History Month,[…]

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An International Student’s Guide to Applying to Rochester

Namaste, Salut, Konnichiwa, Ola, Annyeonghaseyo, Hallo, Ni Hao, and obviously, Hello folks!  Today we will learn about applying to the University of Rochester! While most information about the application process and requirements can be found online, this blog sheds light on the University from an insider’s perspective. Whether you are applying to Rochester or just thinking of[…]

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

by Nola Yang, Class of 2018 Thanks to the University of Rochester Office of Admissions, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at the University of Rochester was able to attend the SASE National Conference on October 12 in Chicago, IL. Below, SASE members reflect on their time at the conference. “I had attended the[…]

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