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Skiing in Montana

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

It’s the middle of winter. Everything is covered in a fresh coat of pure, powdery snow. Perfectly blue skies reflect off of miles of White Mountains and hills. It’s a perfect day to go skiing – aren’t you happy you chose to study in Montana? In Montana, where snowfall is year round, skiing is an […]

Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Posted on February 21st, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

I recently finished an interesting book called The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner. The author traveled to ten different countries in an attempt to figure out the so-called “secret of happiness.” The science of happiness is a fairly new area of study, but one that’s gaining steam. There are research studies done and journals […]

10 Things To Do Before Studying Abroad

Posted on February 18th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Studying abroad is a fun and exciting experience, whether you are considering study abroad or have confirmed your plans, here are 10 things to do before studying abroad to make sure your trip goes smoothly from start to finish: Research your destination Knowing the basic language and customs and help you adjust quicker to your […]

How To Travel on a Budget

Posted on February 16th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

In October my friend Ashley and I traveled to five different countries in Europe in a little under two weeks. While it took a little extra planning and plotting, we were able to do so at an extremely affordable price and I wanted to share some resources with you if you also want to travel […]

Performing Arts at National University

Posted on February 11th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

National University, long famous for its flexible, online programs, is finding new ways to meet student needs. Although National University’s 70 degree programs are available online – meaning that you can pursue your degree from home with classes that work around your schedule – National University is now joining the growing ranks of Performing Art […]

International Students in Minnesota

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Perhaps one of the most exciting and perplexing things for international students in Minnesota to understand is the concept of the “Twin Cities.” The Twin Cities, which is a combination of both Minneapolis (the most populated city) and Saint Paul (Minnesota’s capital), is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Minnesota. Since they border […]

Study for Free in Finland

Posted on February 4th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

If you are considering getting a university degree from Europe, but worry about the cost, why not consider getting your degree in Finland? Finland is one of the last remaining countries in Europe that does not charge tuition to international students, and the Finns put a high priority on education. Thus Finland offers an excellent […]