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Choosing a Study Abroad Program in the Middle East

I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk a little bit about the process of choosing a study abroad program in the Middle East. It’s a lot harder to study in this region than on other continents simply because of conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Israel/Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon, so there are a lot of considerations for students looking to spend a semester in the Middle East.

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In Which Bulldogs Become Blue Jays

In the beginning, Johns Hopkins was off the list. “No, it’s a medical school, Mom,” I pointed out when my mother first mentioned Hopkins, at the very start of my college search. “I don’t want to be a doctor, I want to be a lawyer. Besides, I don’t like the ‘s’ in the name. It’s kind of like they meant to write John but messed up and accidentally added an extra letter.”

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Introverted And In College: Choosing Confidence Over Reserve

I’m an introvert, and a shy one. There’s no questioning that. But for a while, I didn’t understand what being introverted actually meant. The thing is, I had always equated introversion with shyness and extroversion with confidence. I envied extroverts for their outgoing personalities. To me, it was their extroversion that had given them success.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized I had got it all wrong.

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Textbooks: How to Never Pay Full Price

As a college student, textbook prices are something we care a great deal about. After all, our wallets are still in their infant stage. Prices for textbooks are not getting any cheaper–they are in fact getting more expensive. But even while the prices for textbooks go up, the amount you actually pay can go down. Here are some tips on how to save money on your textbooks.

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College Applications Don’t Have To Be A Sink-Or-Swim Endeavor

Every time I think about applying to anything, it’s like I’m staring at a huge ocean, with no idea how to swim. Hopefully, this isn’t how you feel right now as you work on your college applications. If it is, don’t worry. While it may feel like you are swimming alone in deep waters, the truth is that there are a lot of people willing and eager to help you. As you begin your college applications, you don’t have to feel like it’s all on you to stay afloat.

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