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Celebrating International Education Week 2014

If you’re studying in another country, have done so in the past, or have classmates and friends from other parts of the world, then you’re benefiting from international education and exchange. As the world has become more connected and education …

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A Basic Guide to Greek Life for International Students

Greek life – fraternities and sororities – may not be an integral part of every university in the United States, but it is definitely a uniquely American concept and institution. Fraternities and sororities, which make up Greek life, probably seem …

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How to Tip in the UK

Are you an international student in the UK? If so, you need to learn about one of the touchiest subjects in the history of cultural customs. Tipping. Tipping etiquette in the UK is similar to the rest of Europe, partially …

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American Food: Perception vs. Reality

What comes to mind when you think of American food? Many people, no matter what country they’re from, would probably say burgers, French fries, ice cream, pizza, hot dogs, processed foods, and pretty much anything overly sweet or especially salty. …

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How to celebrate Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer. With only a few days away (Monday 27th), why not find out why we celebrate it and what you can do to make it a great experience for yourself!? …

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U.S. National Holidays 101 for International Students

Every country and every culture celebrates different events and holidays.  It is important to understand the story behind them to be able to integrate better with the culture you live in – in this case the American one. Colleges close …

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iStudent Corner: Emilia from Honduras exploring California

Today, we are interviewing Emilia Rodriguez, who is originally from Honduras, and spent a year studying at Stanford in California.   Where did you study and why? I studied at the Stanford University in California during my year abroad.  I chose …

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Holiday Blues – How to have Happy Holidays being away from home

Can you imagine the holidays without your family and friends? For most, this doesn’t sound very appealing.  Well, for most of the international students studying abroad in the U.S. for a better education this is reality.  It isn’t easy for …

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How to tip in the U.S.!

To tip or not to tip?  And if you do, how much? A few month ago, my friend Julia came to visit me from Germany. One evening she took me out for a nice dinner at an Italian restaurant in …

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An American Girl in Turkey: Q&A with Hilary from Marketing

This is our second post in our monthly Q&A sessions with international students turned peerTransfer employees.  For our first post, click here. This time, we interviewed Hilary Dunn from our marketing department.  A native American, she studied abroad in Istanbul, Turkey. …

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