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Things to do the first week to get acquainted

Things to do the first week to get acquainted

Abby Paeth, Features editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The first week of college can be overwhelming for all students, especially if you are new to campus, and it can seem easier to stay out of the craziness by hanging out in your dorm room or apartment. Unfortunately, this can create challenges later in the semester. By going out of your way to get to know...

Best places to shop for your necessary supplies

Best places to shop for your necessary supplies

Berch Kamber, Design editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Once you’ve moved into your dorm and the stressful move-in weekend has subsided, students new to the Champaign-Urbana area will often be stuck with a few questions: Where do I get deodorant when it runs out or a new notebook once it’s filled? Where can I get snacks when I’m tired of my dorm’s...

What to expect from Champaign-Urbana weather

What to expect from Champaign-Urbana weather

Alex Greulich, Assistant copy chief
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide

One thing we can't escape from anywhere is the weather. Wherever someone goes, the weather inevitably follows and sometimes it's difficult to plan. If you're coming to Champaign-Urbana for college, it's best to be prepared for all of the seasons. Let's start out with fall. At Illinois, fall is quite...

Take advantage of Illinois’ academic resources

Take advantage of Illinois’ academic resources

Rachael Bolek, Copy chief
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Moving away from home for the first time for your freshman year of college can be scary, but it can be even scarier when home isn’t just three hours away, but 3,000 miles away. International students are tasked with a college workload, in addition to becoming accustomed to various social and cul...

4 easy tips to conquer homesickness

4 easy tips to conquer homesickness

Isabella Jackson, Brand Manager
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Welcome to campus, Illini! As a new international student, the first few weeks will most likely speed past in a blur of new faces, classes and free orange T-shirts, but as the school year starts to settle down and you get into a routine, you may find yourself getting a little homesick. During my study...

Get involved with campus organizations

Get involved with campus organizations

Brooks Berish, Assistant supplements editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The worries and fears of incoming freshmen are all essentially the same, regardless of if you're from China or Brooklyn. However, international students have to grapple with the challenge of overcoming both language and cultural barriers. Apart from the possible language difference, incoming students...

A welcome from International Student and Scholar Services

A welcome from International Student and Scholar Services

Martin McFarlane, Director, International Student and Scholar Services
August 18, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

On behalf of International Student and Scholar Services, welcome to the University of Illinois! By the time you read this, you will no doubt have heard ‘welcome’ from many different people in many different settings, but the reason for this is that you are truly welcome here and we are genuinely...

Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Blake Hayes: From the Land Down Under to the Land of Lincoln

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
August 15, 2017
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections, Top Stories

 The first thing you notice about Blake Hayes is his height. At 6'6”, he isn't exactly what most people imagine when they read the position “punter.” But Hayes, a freshman on Illinois' football team, doesn't share the kind of background most punters do. Hayes hails from Melbourne, Australia...

International students note differences in classroom, social scene

International students note differences in classroom, social scene

Aminah Koshul, Staff writer
August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Although starting college and moving to campus can be a daunting prospect for all freshman, few people find the experience as new and unfamiliar as international students. Often there are customary aspects of American campus culture that may stand out to foreign students. Classroom settings at...

Campus leaders welcome international students

Campus leaders welcome international students

August 29, 2016
Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Dear Class of 2020: Ni hao! Annyeong! Namaste! Hello and welcome to the University of Illinois! Welcome to four of the best years of your life. The University of Illinois has about 10,000 international students, who make up over 22 percent of the student body. This rich diversity is what allows UIUC...

International students not as wealthy as people think

International students not as wealthy as people think

Minju Park, Columnist
August 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, International Student Guide, Opinions, Special Sections

n one of my large lecture classes, my professor asked for all the international students to raise their hands in order to demonstrate the diversity that is present at our University. Immediately, nearly half of the students’ hands went up and their peers glanced around the room with surprised expressions...

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