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Keep in touch with your own culture

By Karen Liu, News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

While attending school here at the University means leaving homes and families for many, for some students it means leaving their counties and the cultures they grew up in. That can be challenging. Trust me, I know. Two years ago, I left the country I lived in for 15 years and came to Illinois, ...

Weekend trips to take before you graduate

Weekend trips to take before you graduate

By Jamie Linton, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

For every student traveling from their hometown to Champaign, many of the cities surrounding campus can feel like an agricultural wasteland. Although there’s plenty of culture to explore on campus and in downtown Urbana and Champaign, take a risk and quite literally expand your horizons by traveli...

Stay in touch with those from home

Stay in touch with those from home

By Samantha Boyle, Assistant Daytime News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Keeping in touch with friends and family overseas seems to be getting easier and easier as technology continues to develop. Sure, getting a handwritten letter from a family member or friend is still exciting, but with Snapchat, FaceTime, Facebook and so many other social media platforms, you can get ah...

How to dress for the Midwestern weather

How to dress for the Midwestern weather

By Brooke Eberle, Brand Manager

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The weather in Illinois is known to be a little crazy. While areas in the southern states remain hot all year, Midwestern weather can shift from cold and snowing to hot and humid in a week. Being aware of how unstable the weather can be is essential to figuring out how to dress yourself. Always make...

Off-campus spots to shake up your routine

Off-campus spots to shake up your routine

By Elani Kaufman, buzz Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The University has a large campus, with so many hidden gems to explore. But if you manage to see all there is to see, or just want a change of pace, the cities of Champaign and Urbana both have their own unique offerings. Whether you are looking for a unique night out or just need a new place to study,...

The land of corn, kindness

The land of corn, kindness

By Gillian Dunlop, Managing Editor for Reporting

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

The United States is a large and diverse country with many cultures interwoven throughout the distinct terrains. Oftentimes when people visit the U.S., they go to New York City or Los Angeles, only sometimes stopping in other major cities such as Orlando or Chicago. A privilege associated with a...

How to make campus feel like home

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Being away from your friends and family can be hard, especially in a new place. In order to make the transition easier, here is a list of tips to make campus feel more like home:   Make your living space your safe space: When I first moved to college I made sure my dorm room was my safe space. I had a small ro...

Turn to intramural sports to easily make friends

Turn to intramural sports to easily make friends

By Cole Henke, Sports editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide

Traveling to a new country and attending a new university can be really tough. Take it from somebody who’s done it before. I spent last spring semester studying abroad in Australia, and I was the only person from the University of Illinois at my new university. I knew absolutely nobody. Half of...

What to do when you have a problem with…

What to do when you have a problem with…

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Whether it’s your first time living away from home or not, there’s something about the University system that adds a bit of pressure to life. And in times of stress, there’s always someone on campus who is willing (and usually trained) to help. ...housing So you’re having troubles with a r...

Best places to eat on campus

Best places to eat on campus

By Jessica Berbey, Assistant daytime editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Being away from home for the first time can be a daunting experience as is, but for many students who face the reality of not being able to travel home as frequently as others, homesickness tends to kick in a lot faster. Although home-cooked meals seem out of the question, especially if living in the dor...

How to get around campus on public transportation

How to get around campus on public transportation

By Lillian Barkley, Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

Navigating the University’s campus can seem like a daunting task. The campus takes up 1,783 acres, and the buildings are sprawled over three quads. This doesn’t even include the broader scope of Champaign and Urbana. If you don’t have a car on campus — or don’t want to deal with daily traffic...

Get familiar with the laws of Champaign-Urbana

Get familiar with the laws of Champaign-Urbana

By Elani Kaufman, Assistant buzz editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under International Student Guide, Special Sections

I want to give the warmest welcome to you, the incoming class of 2021. The next four years will be filled with unforgettable memories and friendships on top of a world-class education. Coming in to a new environment can be intimidating for anyone, especially coming from another country. With that said...

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