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American Culture, Life at FIU

Global First Year celebrates Thanksgiving

Last Wednesday night, some of our very own students planned and organized a Thanksgiving Dinner on campus so the entire Global First Year program could experience this beloved American holiday tradition! Students embraced their Global First Year “family” and sat side by side as they shared what they are grateful for and feasted on typical... Continue reading Global First Year celebrates Thanksgiving
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American Culture

Want to Save Money? Shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

American Thanksgiving is a holiday for being grateful for family, friends and other good things in your life. While a new laptop, holiday gifts or other purchases can’t compare to loved ones, Thanksgiving also means it’s almost time for big holiday sales across the USA. There are two shopping days to focus on: Black Friday... Continue reading Want to Save Money? Shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
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Tips for Overcoming Culture Shock

It’s natural for international students to be nervous or upset while adjusting to life in the USA. Luckily, there’s good news about this “culture shock.” Other students just like you have successfully adjusted their new environment, and you can too! Get started by reading these easy to follow tips.   Be patient and realistic Your... Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Culture Shock
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American Culture, College tips, Life at FIU

How to Decorate your Dorm Room so it Feels Like Home

Dorm rooms, like 8am lectures, can be boring.  Good thing it’s easy to give your dorm room an interesting, happy vibe. Find some decoration inspiration thanks to other students at dormdesign.tumblr.com. Because your dorm room can still like home, even if your family is thousands of miles away.     Bring decorations from home  dormdesign.tumblr.com   ... Continue reading How to Decorate your Dorm Room so it Feels Like Home
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American Culture, College tips, Life at FIU

How to Beat New School Nervousness

Admit it – even if you’re excited about studying internationally, you’re also a bit scared. Luckily, you’re not alone. We asked international students what their top concerns were about studying abroad, and how they conquered those fears. Here’s how you can turn new school nervousness into new school success.   If You’re Nervous About a... Continue reading How to Beat New School Nervousness
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American Culture

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: American Idioms Explained (G-P)

Adjusting to life in a new culture can be challenging enough without language getting in the way. We’re here to explain even more idioms you’ll hear in the USA so these phrases actually make sense. Missed part 1 of our American idioms series? Check that out too!   Get off my back When you want someone... Continue reading Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: American Idioms Explained (G-P)