Global Perspectives


?Coming Together As One – A Rather Cold Tale

These days, society seems to be totally dependent on individualism and the “me, me, me” attitude that coincides with our modern, technologically advanced way of life in the 21st century. We just don’t seem to click as one like we used to back then when neither of us really had anything but the clothes on our back and the warmth in our eyes.

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Adaptation

We have all heard about this word. It is quite fascinating how a person can adapt to different environments. Well, this is the key for every successful international student studying abroad: adaptation.

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Living in the Pyramids

I still remember my first day coming to the great USA, even though it was a year ago. I remember the passport check in line— that I had to wait in it for two and a half hours.

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A Marathoner’s Weekend: From Start To Finish (Part 1)

You are not a real runner until you do a marathon. At least that’s what I’ve heard from runners who’ve actually done it. I should’ve known better though, attempting to run one in only my first year of serious running. But I was young, ambitious, a little too over zealous. And I had to do it in my favorite place in the States, California.

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Coming to an end

Every time I hand my passport to an attendant at the airport before I check my luggage, I can’t help but look at my Visa expiration date before putting my passport back in my purse.

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Michigan Traditions

When I look up the definition of spring break, this is what I find: recess in early spring at universities and schools in various countries around the world. Nothing about any craziness or wildness is mentioned there, but it sure is happening.

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Drink Responsibly

One of the best parts of being an international student is that you get to represent your country and “promote your culture.” I know that whatever I may do, people will associate it with my culture and make it a stereotype, so I try to not be too crazy and I am always down to answer questions.

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The right time to burn a bridge

Back in junior high I had a really good, nay, great friend by the name of Wilson. It was just one of those moments where two people knew that they were going to get along just fine.

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Taking wealth for granted

February 18, 2013, some of us are still single, and it is still snowing. What’s new? Well, I can’t really help you much about the first part, but as crazy as it may sounds, I believe that snow should make us appreciate life a little more, and here is why. As I, once again, was people watching, one of my supervisors approaches and engages me in casual conversation.

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