American Culture


American Culture

3 Reasons People Say “Happy Holidays,” Instead of “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 3 Reasons People Say “Happy Holidays,” Instead of “Merry Christmas”
College Tips, American Culture, Life at KU

How to Survive Not Living at Home

Studying in the USA is about gaining life skills as much as it is about book learning. Especially when you consider the additional responsibilities you’ll have as an international student. Like paperwork. So much paperwork.  Set yourself up for success by actively growing these essential college skills.                  ... Continue reading How to Survive Not Living at Home
College Tips, American Culture, Life at KU

Helpful mobile apps for international students (Part 1)

Adjusting to student life in the US is a lot easier with some help in your pocket. Add these apps to your smartphone to make the transition faster and more productive. Apps for college life Venmo (free) Popular site Buzzfeed calls Venmo the “#1 app college students should download right now.” This finance app simplifies the... Continue reading Helpful mobile apps for international students (Part 1)
American Culture

Explaining U.S. News’ Best College Rankings

Especially for international students, researching where to study can be intimidating and confusing. One popular resource is the U.S. News Best College rankings. It can be very helpful for comparing American universities and colleges based on academic strength. Since the U.S. News ranking system is a bit complex, we thought you might like some help... Continue reading Explaining U.S. News’ Best College Rankings