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Sophronia Cheung's picture

How to Survive 20 Credits

You may wonder, why?! Why did you do that to yourself? The reason simply being I’m double-majoring and I want to graduate on time. And let me slide in a very subtle international student trait -- we are overachievers and are used to the grind...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Connecting between the St. Paul and Minneapolis Campus

The University of Minnesota has different campuses across the state, the one I attend is called the Twin Cities campus. Ever wondered why it's called that? Well it is because it encompasses both St. Paul and Minneapolis, two metropolitan areas which...
Pierre Abillama's picture

Intramural Sports (Soccer!)

Tips on how to get involved in intramural sports and my experience playing intramural soccer at the university!

Co-op programs at the U

As an international student, we often forget about the importance of internships and getting practical experience in the US. We often just focus on our academics mainly. Our days consists of going to class, studying hard and getting A’s on all our...

Want scholarship as an International Student? Try Culture Corp

Are you an international student willing to share your experience on the U? Do you want a scholarship from the U? ISSS Culture Corp program is the right place for you. Culture Corps was created in 1998 by Dr. Mohammed Bari to provide international...
Amanda Riandono's picture

Start your professional career early!

As an international student, getting started in a professional world scares me the most. Besides having to speak professionally in the language that isn’t my first, I often feel insecure about how can I make myself stood up to companies. As a junior...
Azhar Akesh's picture

Networking at the U

When students first come to the University of Minnesota, they get absorbed into this endless spiral of orientations, cultural programs, events and student organizations. Pretty much everywhere during their first week so much information is thrown...
Hui Tan's picture

Fall semester UMN/Minnesota bucket list

"The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been, and the memories we've made along the way". UMN Twin Cities is an amazing place to receive a world-class education, interact with a wide variety of people from all over the...
Abhishek Vashist's picture


College is a mysterious place to be in. It’s my fourth year being here and there has not been a single week in which I have not found out something new that has been present in the University, or even around me, for long period of time. Whenever I...
Dahae Park's picture

Life in the Bailey Hall

Got assigned to Bailey Hall? Seems like there is no way for you to get out of there? Well.. there is a well-known saying in Korea, “If you can’t avoid it, you may just enjoy it!” It would be frustrating if you start hearing people calling you a...