Being An Exchange Student The Life I Had In A Year

What is Student Exchange?

 

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In my sophomore year, I was curious about student exchange, as my friends were talking about going away for two semesters and studying in another state. I wasn’t very well informed about it because we don’t talk about it with my family – and no one in the family has ever tried being an exchange student.

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Why Finland Has A Successful Educational System

 

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It’s been over a week now since my daughter had no classes. She did enjoy the few days of waking up later than usual and eating much slower than she did when she had class. I was worried, though, that she might just get used to it and it’ll be harder for me to wake her up early again. To add to that, she’d grown ‘wider’ than the last week because she wasn’t really doing anything but play and eat!

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The Benefits of Traveling

We love to experience adventure and when we start to feel the need of some time to be out of our comfort zone, to travel is the best thing we do. It is fun and exciting. It temporarily disconnects us from our usual routine and makes us appreciate the idea that surrounds us. It will not only take us to some of the most breathtaking locations but will also teach us lessons that only life experiences can offer.

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Millennials And Their Priorities

Ever since the new generation continues to evolve and people get preoccupied with a lot of things in their life, Millenials are always one step ahead of their priorities (or maybe not). They tend to be more active at school while still managed to live life the way they wanted. High school and college students are aggressively making sure that their unique experiences will create a different worldview that can they thought can contribute to the future.

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Good Enough Is Fine: The Dangers of Perfectionism

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Ambition and motivation are certainly admirable qualities – for the most part, that is. At times and in certain circumstances, being highly competitive and willing to take however much time is needed to do a job right is the only way to succeed. There is, unfortunately, a caveat to this kind of attitude, informally referred to as over-achieving. The fact is that, if you have one of these personalities, probably no one cares about the quality of your work as much as you do. And if nobody appreciates  it enough, what do you do? Well… keep reading below, or consider talking with a professional that has experience resolving these types of concerns.

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How To Tell When It’s Time For Therapy

 

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Taking the leap and studying abroad can be a fulfilling adventure. But, it also implies a degree of social isolation, facing challenging situations and moving way out of your comfort zone. Added to the pressure any degree course places on a person, it’s not unusual for foreign students to become withdrawn, stressed out or depressed.

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Taking A Gap Year To Learn A New Language

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If you are thinking of studying abroad, you’re probably aware that we live in a brave new world where borders and other barriers mean less than they used to. This will influence the choices a person makes when sketching out his future professional trajectory. While a large portion of the worldwide business community speaks some form of English, there are many benefits to being able to handle a conversation in another language, too.

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Making a Student Budget Stretch Abroad

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Although there are many advantages to going overseas, one reason why many people prefer to study abroad is simply that they can’t afford the cost of the education they deserve locally. While this makes huge savings on tuition possible, many foreign students don’t know about the various other ways in which they can adapt their lifestyles and attitudes in order to reduce their living costs further, leaving more money available for weekend excursions, extra activities and paying off loans early.

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad seems like a very fabulous privilege for anyone. Parents, especially those who can afford, send their children to study abroad for several reasons. Parents think that studying abroad is better because teachers have far more advanced teaching techniques and materials than in their own country. More opportunities may open for their children should they study abroad. Some people also get to study abroad because of scholarship programs and grants are given to them.

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Anyway, below is the list of the pros and cons of studying abroad, which can probably help you decide if you should go or not:

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Etiquette in Different Countries

 

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The last thing a foreign student need is to start a fight or lose the respect of their peers through some apparently harmless action. While people tend to be at least a little tolerant of foreigners’ strange ways, abusing this privilege too often or after you’ve been told about local customs, is asking for trouble.

Under no circumstances, it is a good idea to expect the rest of the world to adapt to you and follow those sophisticated, civilized patterns that seem normal to your perspective. Different cultures aren’t inherently worse or better than one another, so the “when in Rome” principle applies.

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