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College Tips, American Culture

Good Conversation Starters for International Students

Practice makes perfect Once you arrive in the United States, you might be tempted to avoid speaking English. Even if you feel shy about your accent or not knowing every word, remember that if you don’t “use” your English, you risk “losing” it. Luckily, speaking English gets easier with practice. To help you get started,... Continue reading Good Conversation Starters for International Students
American Culture

Popular American Foods: Top 10 Appetizers, Entrees & Sides

It's winter time. Countdown for finals is starting. All good reasons to store some body fat? Maybe. But if you plan to do so... Welcome to American cuisine: New. Exciting. And maybe disgusting. Here are some of the most popular American lunch and dinner items you’ll find in the dining hall and restaurants. We hope you’re hungry…for... Continue reading Popular American Foods: Top 10 Appetizers, Entrees & Sides
College Tips, American Culture

Miss living at home? Here’s how to handle it!

Weeks into your first semester? Mid-terms stressing you out? As the excitement of starting college is fading away, and the classes are getting hard, now you might be looking back and missing your family, your friends, and your favorite foods… If that’s the case for you, we are here to help! Below you will find... Continue reading Miss living at home? Here’s how to handle it!
College Tips, Life at KU

How KU’s University Career Center Helps You Find Jobs

The University Career Center's mission is to educate students about planning and developing their careers.  This means connecting students with employment, internship, and co-op opportunities.  We work directly with faculty, alumni, and employers to give you the most (and best) career opportunities possible!   Check out some of our stats below: Continue reading How KU’s University Career Center Helps You Find Jobs
College Tips, American Culture

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