Cracking the Code: Insight for Future International Students

University life, including cultural differences and the complexity of campus life, may differ from one country to the other. However, universities in the USA in reality are far different from what you may see or hear from the media or watch on TV. So knowing the culture of the place you intend to study in …

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The Four Seasons of Fayetteville

Since I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and it is only about 5 hours northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was not surprised by the weather. Fayetteville has all four seasons, so dress accordingly! The start of the fall semester is usually the last week in August, so the weather is still hot and humid …

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2016 #YearinReview

From Razorback Olympians to distinguished lecturers to the mystery of Planet X, 2016 has been a record breaking year for the University of Arkansas. As the year is coming to an end, we look back on nine memorable moments from 2016 (in no particular order). 1. Record Breaking Year #UARK20 2016 was record-breaking in many …

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It’s That Time of Year Again! Finals!

You know that the end of the semester is near when the libraries are busy and the computer labs on campus are filled with students typing furiously. What material I am studying affects my study location. The computers on campus have monitors that are quite large compared to my personal laptop, so I prefer going …

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Fulbright Friendsgiving Forum

The Fulbright Scholars at the University of Arkansas (FSUA) just sponsored an event in celebration of International Education Week and the 70th Anniversary of Fulbright program. “Fulbright Friendsgiving Forum” is organized to recognize the visionary efforts of Senator J. William Fulbright to establish a platform through which education can be used as a tool to …

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Happy Halloween: An introduction to Halloween traditions in the US

On October 31st and the days leading up to it, one can hear the phrase “trick or treat” being said and see people of all ages running around in crazy costumes. Traditionally, children dress-up in costumes and walk around the neighborhood, ringing doorbells and telling scary stories or jokes in exchange for candy. In college, …

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Fall Break: How University of Arkansas students spend their two-day break

Fall break is scheduled at a perfect time during the Fall semester. It is a few months after the start of classes and is a little over a month before Thanksgiving break. It comes at a time when students are becoming overwhelmed with projects and coursework. It gives everyone a chance to relax and regenerate, …

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