Game on! The KUAAP group went paintballing during spring break, and everybody had a great time. Competition was fierce between Team Austin and Team Artie. Team Austin – “Ready for anything” This is picture of our team, Team Austin. We did really well — we won the first two matches! This is the team standing before... Continue reading KUAAP Goes Paintballing!
What is spring break? Spring break, or the week off students have in March or so, is a great time to hang out with friends and recharge. Many students use spring break as a chance to travel somewhere warm and sunny. For international students, it’s also a great opportunity to explore a fun new American... Continue reading Pack your bags: 10 popular US spring break places
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
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
Want to prepare for Thanksgiving, one of the most popular holidays in the USA? Get to know the five F’s of Thanksgiving: Family, Friends, Food, Football and Finding Deals. Family & Friends How important is celebrating with loved ones? So important it gets two of the five F’s. And it comes before Food (that’s when... Continue reading Thanksgiving traditions and why we love them
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
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