Category - International

University of Rochester

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A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2
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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs
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Roommate Relations 101
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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student
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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break
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First Semester Victories!
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5 Reasons To Join an E-board
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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College in the US vs. Europe
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From IB to Rochester

A Semester in Door Tags, Part 2

Read Part 1! Spring semester has come to an end, and as I am preparing to move out of my freshman dorm, I can’t help but to mull over my first year here at the University of Rochester. Spring semester, briefly described, was a whirlwind; I honestly feel that it was only yesterday that I moved[…]

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Freshman Housing: Ins And Outs

For the first two years of college at Rochester, you are required to stay on campus. As a freshman, this is either in one of the four buildings on the Freshman Quad (the Quad), or one of the four wings of Susan B. Anthony Halls (Sue B.). So, to help you get acquainted with your[…]

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Roommate Relations 101

Hello, all! With the arrival of the new freshmen of the Class of 2021 this fall, I thought that some tips about roommate and dorm situations would be helpful! So, welcome to Roommate Relations 101, where we will be learning more about how you can get along with your roommate. In this “course,” I will[…]

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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student

Working on campus as an international student is not always easy. Actually, I would say it is pretty hard. There are plenty of things that might make it harder for you to find or perform a job because of your status as a foreign student in the United States. But fear not! Although there are things that[…]

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Why You Should Consider Staying on Campus During Winter Break

Fall semester passes you by in a whirlwind of new friendships and ridiculous workloads. Before you know it, in a blink of an eye, it’s finals week and the stress you’ve felt all semester rises gradually for one final, monumental, unparalleled crescendo before the eventual bow. As an international student, it may be impractical to[…]

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First Semester Victories!

Life is suddenly moving as fast as it ends. Suddenly, the slow and simple high school life we once lived is thrust into a time warp—just as quickly as the summer before your first year of college ends, so does the professor invigilating your final exam declare, “Time’s up!” It seems as if the universe has[…]

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5 Reasons To Join an E-board

Having an “e-board” (executive board) position or being on an e-board for something is slang among students here at the University of Rochester for being part of the management of one (or multiple!) of over 200 clubs and organizations on campus. These clubs include everything from arts and crafts to academics, sports, and entertainment. It is generally[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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College in the US vs. Europe

Before making the decision to leave my friends and life in Germany behind in order to attend college in the United States, I had to actively contemplate on whether that would be wise. In fact, one of the questions I’m asked the most since being at the University of Rochester is, “Why would you come[…]

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From IB to Rochester

Over these past few weeks, I had the chance to swing through Europe and visit seven United World Colleges. Their locations defy simplicity in planning travel. To get to them, you must navigate from the remote mountains of Armenia, be ferried across fjords in Norway, and trek to castles on the coast of Wales. While[…]

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