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Before you leave MN, experience as much as possible

After graduation, you deserve a break to actually enjoy Minnesota, here are a few fun things you can do if you are staying in Minnesota for summer after graduation Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Taylors Falls for rock...
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Cheap cleaning tips

Here are a few cleaning tips for those need to move out of a place Dirty oven Spray the entire oven with a water bottle, and pour a thick layer of baking soda. Leave it there for a few hours, then wipe down the paste with a cloth. Repeat the step if...
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Applying to graduate school

As a transfer student, graduation is right around the corner. Some of you are considering going on to graduate school . Here are some tips from myself, as I applied for a master degree in counseling psychology. Give yourself enough time to prepare...
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Roommate etiquette

Living with others might be difficult, but it might be better with communication! Communicate about the house rules right after move-in to minimize future argument, such as getting the trash, cleaning the apartment/house, and schedule. Get each...
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How to survive in class?

Try talking in class and share your thoughts. Use the writing center . If you are uncertain or concerned about the grading methods or tests, ask for clarification from instructors or teacher assistants. If you have group projects, assign duties for...
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Academic tips for international students

Bring the copies of syllabus and course materials from previous institutions, so that the college can evaluate the courses to determine if the credits are transferable. Use APAS to determine what courses to take Use www.ratemyprofessors.com or...
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Winter Gear

I made a little winter gear video to show you how to stay warm in Minnesota. P.S. check out the thrift store, outlet mall, local store, and online to save a few bucks.
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Get around the city by Bus

Getting around the city might be difficult without a car, but there are a some public transportation options that will get you to anywhere. I just made a video introducing bus transportation in Minneapolis. I hope you enjoy the video and riding...
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International Student Ambassadors 2013-2014

It is really exciting for me to introduce some of the new International Student Ambassadors: Shoichi Nakayama , and Valeria Lopez . I hope you enjoy the video and get to know more about them! International Student Ambassadors 2013 - 2014
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International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) 2013-2014

Hi, international students out there. I video taped the International Student Orientation Program this summer. I hope this video give you a sense of what to expect from International Student & Scholar Services. Here is the link to the video I...