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How to Live Off-Campus as an International Student

Posted on December 30th, 2016 by Yessica Prato

The rooms in the university residence halls may often make you feel crammed. After all, sharing a bathroom with twenty other people is not an easy task. If you want your own space, it may be time to start looking for a place outside of the dorms. Easy, right? Well, it’s not easy by any […]




Etiquette When Going Home with Friends for the Holidays

Posted on December 16th, 2016 by Monica Stormark

One of the best ways to experience the cultural and individual traditions of the holiday season in the US is to spend it with an American family. If you have been invited to spend Christmas, Hanukkah, etc. with a friend and their family, you may be excited and perhaps a bit apprehensive especially if you’ll […]




Celebrate the Season: The Secular Scene

Posted on December 9th, 2016 by Monica Stormark

You don’t have to be of a particular faith to be festive and celebrate the end of the year holiday season. While many events will center around Christmas this December, they won’t all necessarily have a religious aspect. Many of the activities available are mostly secular or heavily commercialized, but nonetheless enjoyable. For instance, holiday […]




The Lowdown on December Holidays

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by Monica Stormark

In the US, the month of December is heavily dominated by all things Christmas. While Christmas is a public federal holiday inside the US, mostly affecting paid time off for certain employees, many other celebrations take place during this month. In recent years, there has been a movement to be more inclusive in the general […]





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