Category - International

University of Rochester

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The power of bilingualism
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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras
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Who’s Making Waves?
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Grace Hopper: A Reflection
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Chabad House: Finding a Jewish Community Away From Home
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How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?
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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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Life as an International Student

The power of bilingualism

Throughout my childhood and into my teenage years in Massachusetts, both my parents and my extended family members who migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico, spoke to me in Spanish. As a result I grew up in two worlds — a world at home influenced by ethnic food, music and traditions, and a[…]

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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College

  Okay, I’ll start off by saying that maybe as a French major I’m a little biased. But I wouldn’t be studying French here if I didn’t love it! Nearly three and a half years into my time in college, I just keep finding more reasons to be thankful for my major. Of course there[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras

“We won’t change the world over spring break. But we can learn about and observe the long term partnerships SHH has with communities to decrease violence and poverty for their kids.” – Jamie Barter, James Madison University UR Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is an organization dedicated to raising funds to improve education and living conditions[…]

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Who’s Making Waves?

Waves? How? When? And who? What’s the next big thing on campus? All of these will be answered in this blog, which is the first in a series of blogs that intends to spotlight the people, clubs and organizations who are working to shake this campus. PASA, or the Pan African Students Association, is one[…]

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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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Chabad House: Finding a Jewish Community Away From Home

On a cold Friday night walking through the 19th Ward, you might spy upon a house alight with candles, full of laughing students, homemade dishes, and general cheer. A Christmas party? No, this is Chabad house, situated at 955 Genesee Street, and packed to the brim every Friday night with students eager to spend a[…]

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How Important Are Student Organizations On Campus?

Student organizations are integral to any campus life! Here at the University of Rochester, there are 200+ organizations ranging from cultural, academic, professional, community service, intramural, class council, performance, and organizations based on specific niches and interests. Each year, more and more student organizations are formed. Just this year alone, 1st Gen Society and Vietnamese[…]

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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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