Monthly Archives: August 2013

Imperial vs Metric, an easy way to measure America

Distance Measurements

What?! It is 96 degrees (Fahrenheit) out? While the rest of the world uses the metric system, America uses a mix of the metric system and the imperial system, which remains a bit of a mess.  This can be confusing and …

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Setting up your new dorm room: Do’s and Don’t’s

Clean dorm room

Your college dorm room is more than a place to sleep.  You will be studying, eating, hanging out, getting dressed and relaxing in it.  This is why organizing it properly and making sure you have all essentials is important. We …

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Coming to the US – what you need to be prepared for at college

Moving to the USA

You have been accepted into the school of your dreams, you have packed your bags and said good bye to your friends and family.  You have just boarded a plane to the U.S., all prepped and ready for the adventure. …

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Going to the doctor’s in the U.S.

Going to the doctor's

Unlike many other countries, the United States does not provide socialized health care. So it will be helpful for you to learn about the local health care system before you actually need it. We at peerTransfer have put some useful information …

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How to deal with leaving your home country and culture shock

Culture Shock

You have probably heard about it a hundred times, and some of us may not have called it culture shock, yet most of us experience the differences and challenges when moving out of familiar home surroundings into the “Wild Wild …

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