Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Study: 6/25/12

We wonder if she’s thinking about the latest post on peerTales…

For our first blog post this week, we decided to do something a little different.

Instead of having a long post authored by us, we wanted to share a few links that can help to inform you.  We tend to read about 1,000+ articles on international student news a week (ok, maybe not that many), and here’s a few select links that we’ve come across:

http://www.collegepackinglist.com/

This list is pretty extensive, and the cool part is that the site leaves tips on each item.  We think it’s a pretty great way to prepare both freshmen and upperclassmen for the fall semester, as sticking to their list is a sure way to leave you prepared.  

http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2012/06/international_students_choosing_to_stay

This is an article from Michigan State on the summer sessions of some of their international students.  The summer is great way for students to earn credits while honing their English language skills, as professors often have much more free time to work with those students.  It is definitely worth the read if you’re on the fence about staying for the summer at your school.

This video is part 1 of a series released by Columbia Business School from their Orientation back in January 2008.  It has over 139,000 total views which doesn’t surprise us at all.  This segment talks about culture shock, and what to do when you inevitably go through it.

Have any other news for us?  Drop us a line in the comments!

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