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Life in Orlando, Life on Campus

27 awkward things that will happen freshman year

New country, new school, new awkward. You’ll be a sophomore soon enough.  1) You don’t understand a reference to something American. BuzzFeed   2) You pretend to understand a reference to something American.   Reaction GIFs    3) Someone you don’t recognize says hello to you. Giphy  4) You mistakenly think someone is saying hello to you when... Continue reading 27 awkward things that will happen freshman year
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Life in Orlando, Life on Campus

Ho ho ho! “Secret Santa” Christmas tradition explained

A popular American saying about gifts is, “It’s better to give than it is to receive.” It just feels good to make someone happy with a thoughtful gift, you know? But like many college kids, you might not have a lot of money for presents. That’s why “Secret Santa” is perfect for students. We’ll walk... Continue reading Ho ho ho! “Secret Santa” Christmas tradition explained
Life in Orlando

Why Americans Say “Happy Holidays,” Not “Merry Christmas”

This time of year, you see fuzzy red and white Santa hats, Christmas trees and other festive decorations. For many Americans, Christmas is the big December holiday. So why is the common trend to say, “Happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”? There are actually several important reasons why it’s popular to say “happy holidays”: It’s... Continue reading Why Americans Say “Happy Holidays,” Not “Merry Christmas”
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Academic Support, Life on Campus

Tips for studying for finals

Studying for final exams is the second biggest enemy facing college kids (right behind “running out of ramen at 3am”). Here are our tips for studying success, with a little help from beloved college-themed TV show Community. Study with classmates Mashable A study group can add fun, encouragement and other benefits to preparing for tests. Make... Continue reading Tips for studying for finals
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Life in Orlando, Life on Campus

How to Make Friends While Studying Abroad

The great poet William Butler Yeats once said, “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” As you study in America, you’ll come across many opportunities to meet new people. But will you take advantage of these chances? Yes, you will. Because who are you to disrespect William Butler Yeats? The man... Continue reading How to Make Friends While Studying Abroad