About Chinese New Year Wondering why some people are saying, “Happy new year!” in the middle of February? The answer is: Chinese New Year. Similar to the January 1st new year holiday, Chinese New Year is a time for new beginnings and hope for good things to come. For 2015, the Chinese New Year is... Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
For some students, showing school pride means going to a football game, buying a shirt or joining a club. For a select and sweaty few, school pride means wearing a giant costume. If you’re new to the idea of a school mascot, here’s everything you need to know about these lovable symbols of school spirit!... Continue reading Say hi to Big Jay and Baby Jay, your KU mascots!
OMG, you’re coming to the USA! Study up on this list of common informal words so you can avoid epic fails when it comes to American slang. For real. All the _________ (phrase) An exaggeration to show strong feelings, usually in a positive way. Example: “Do you like puppies?” “I love all the puppies!”... Continue reading American slang words you totes need to know
Adjusting to dorm life can be challenging. For many students, it’s their first time living away from home and sharing such a close space with someone new. Here are tips you can use to be a good roommate, handle common issues and, hopefully, make a new friend. Tip #1: Keep cultural differences in mind... Continue reading How to Be a Good College Roommate
Want to make the most of your first week at school? We have some tips from other international students and your expert team of student advisors. Start with these basics, and feel free to share your own suggestions in the comments! Get to know your AAP team Giphy There’s a lot to do your first... Continue reading What to Do Your First Week at KU
It’s natural for international students to be nervous or upset while adjusting to life in the USA. Luckily, there’s good news about this “culture shock.” Other students just like you have successfully adjusted their new environment, and you can too! Get started by reading these easy to follow tips. Be patient and realistic Your adjustment... Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Culture Shock
How did you spend Saturday, December 6th? For over 70 international and domestic students, the highlight of their day was attending the first ever International Talent Show! Organized by the KU Academic Accelerator Program and the International Student Organization, it was a big hit with both performers and audience members. The exciting event at... Continue reading Highlights from KU’s first International Talent Show
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