Category - International

University of Rochester

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A Little About Myself
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The Pizza Effect
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The Discovery
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Not Your Usual Tips for Traveling in Spain
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Kick-off of another semester
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Renaissance and Global Scholars
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Multicultural Visitation Program
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Thanksgiving Break from an international glance
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Joy From Halloween
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 2

A Little About Myself

Hey, my name is Devin Embil, and I am a student of the Class of 2013 at the University of Rochester. I was born in Florida but have lived most of my life in Istanbul, Turkey. I went to an English-speaking Turkish school and consequently am fluent in both English and Turkish (and I can[…]

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The Pizza Effect

Recently, after a tour of the Abbey (a monastery), my dad, a few friends, and I decided to drive by a pizzeria to grab something delicious. I got into the queue and eventually, it was my turn. “Hello, sir,” said the attendant, “what would you like?” “Em…. Can I please have a calzone and a[…]

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The Discovery

I have always thought that superstitious beliefs were an African thing.  It is very common to hear some Africans say that “superstitious beliefs are not good for many an African. We need to put all these beliefs behind us if we want to succeed as a continent.” Neither is it strange nor unheard of for[…]

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Not Your Usual Tips for Traveling in Spain

Usually during school breaks, I fly back to Korea to visit my family, but I knew that if I went back home this winter, I would just end up watching TV marathons all day and binge on holiday food. Solution? I booked a trip to Spain! Here are some personal know-how’s I learned during the trip. These are not[…]

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Kick-off of another semester

In Rochester, we don’t call it a snowy Wednesday, but just ‘Wednesday.’  Second semester is underway. Everyone came back from winter break and hugged each other, bringing about happy atmosphere around the school. I came back from Korea, spending my winter break working at a factory and seeing family and friends in between. One thing[…]

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Renaissance and Global Scholars

How cool would it be if one day you got to go on a trip with students not only from all over the United States, but also from all over the world? The trip might allow you to ask questions of people that live in places you have only seen on TV, read about or[…]

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Multicultural Visitation Program

Multicultural Visitation Program, otherwise known as MVP, is an annual recruitment event that draws prospective multicultural students to the University of Rochester from all over the country. The event is usually held in November, and is for high school seniors. MVP is an opportunity for the University to showcase its diversity of students, programming, academic[…]

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Thanksgiving Break from an international glance

By Tuesday evening, the school was emptied out, indicating Thanksgiving Day break but I could not feel anything because the emptying process happened when I was using my last bit of energy before break to finish assignments. On Wednesday morning I could count on one finger how many people I saw on my way to[…]

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Joy From Halloween

In November when people spend time with their families and ask the question: “What are we thankful for?” no one needs not to be told it’s Thanksgiving time.  Then, in December when it is snowy and Santa Claus and his elves are making generous distributions of toys, candies and other gifts for kids, we say[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 2

Born and raised in Boulder, CO, Carlin moved to Rochester, NY, after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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