Preparing to study abroad. The mere thought of moving to a foreign country (possibly not knowing the language, definitely not knowing the culture) is frightening, as is having to fit five months worth of personal belongings into two or three suitcases.
Many college students decide to adopt/buy animals while in college. Unfortunately, many of these animals end up becoming neglected or abandoned because their young owners didn't realize the extent of what owning a pet entails, so we've got a few tips to help you decide if this is right for you.
The summer is a great time to evaluate what goals you have for the next year and how you'd like to change your habits. We're giving advice (from graduates and current students) on how best to spend your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. Kristy Shaulis gives advice on junior year with five tips to help you succeed and to get you on the right track for senior year.
Think back a few years, okay maybe it’s more like 20 or 30 years, and remember when you were packing up your prized possessions, heading off to college, or a new city, eager to start your “new” life. Your children are feeling the same anticipation, excitement and fear you felt all those years ago. The difference this time around is that you’re feeling all those emotions as well -- and probably at a higher level. Here's five tips to help you stay involved and help your child through their freshman year.
Freshman often wonder if they should pack their much-loved backpack from high school and bring it to college. College doesn't have a "locker" -- most times you're carrying all your books with you, so some sort of "backpack" is necessary. It can be an oversized tote or a traditional Jansport, but whatever it is, look at it as an opportunity to tell people something about you before they even approach you.