5 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

Your 20’s can be one of the best times to travel – fewer commitments and more freedom. But with student loans, rent and car payments, money can be a hurdle that prevents many young adults from reaching dream destinations.

Fortunately there are ways to travel on a budget; through some financial planning and frugal choices you can make your travel dreams a reality. Here are a few of our favorite travel tips to help you maximize your budget.

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Tackling Your Semester Finals

Semester finals are approaching – tis the season of all-nighters and cram sessions. But, contrary to campus tradition, last-minute cramming and all-night study sessions aren’t as effective as they may seem.

The best way to conquer finals week is by planning ahead and practicing healthy study habits. Preparing for finals week in advance will help you (and your test scores) in the long run. Below are few tips to help you overcome the ever-looming finals week.

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Is Graduate School Abroad a Good Fit?

A graduate program is meant to prepare a student for a specific career and give the student the opportunity to immerse themselves in a particular subject. While there are hundreds of graduate schools in the United States to choose from, have you considered studying abroad? Besides a graduate degree, going abroad to continue your education can yield plenty of secondary benefits that you may not have considered yet. Let’s highlight some of the reasons why continuing your education might take you overseas!

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10 Tips for Norwegians Wanting to Attend College in the United States

norwegian_student.jpgWith its over 4,500 colleges and universities, the United States of America still offers the greatest higher education system in the world.  Many of these colleges actively recruit international students to join their student body.  So, if you are a Norwegian student, you are already at an advantage for acceptance. Don’t miss out on this great life experience awaiting you across the Atlantic Ocean! Here are ten tips for Norwegians wishing to attend college in the USA. 

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Study Abroad Re-Entry

So you’re back! You’ve now reunited with friends and family and shared countless stories about your adventures, people you met, food you ate, and the parts of your life from abroad that you will miss dearly. Now what? They may have begun to grow tired of your stories that begin with “Well this one time in (name a country)…” or you’ve realized that their lives continued on and you may feel like you’ve missed out on things back home. Your study abroad experience isn’t over. You are in the final stage of study abroad: re-entry.

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Colleges vs. Universities

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Choosing a school is hard enough but trying to decide whether to go to a small college or big university can make all the difference in your higher education experience. There are so many options to think about when deciding on your location of higher education. If you already know what you want to study that narrows it down but it is definitely important to understand all of your options. Both Americans and international students looking to study in the states should understand the difference between colleges and universities.

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Learning for Life

What Should I do Next?

This is the dilemma that faced Anna of Madison, WI when she graduated high school. Just like many recent graduates she didn’t know what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

10-9learninglifepg.jpgHaving visited Norway once before and having been involved in Sons of Norway, she decided to try something different from many of her college-bound friends. She enrolled at a Norwegian folk school, or folkehøgskule. “Folk schools are about learning for life,” says Anna. “A lot of kids graduate from high school and it’s a cliché to go straight to college. But there is so much out there. To be out of my comfort zone was hard but it was the best year of my life.”

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What are Norwegian Folk High Schools?

folk_high_schoolYou’re graduating from high school and have plans to work or attend college, but aren’t sure what you want to do. Have you considered taking a gap year and have a break from the cycle of study-paper-exam for a while? A Norwegian folkehøgskole or folk high school is a great way to do this and set yourself on a path of personal development and learning for learning’s sake. The goal is to reflect on who you are and what you want to be. Other traits that may be built in the process are confidence, creativity, maturity, cooperation, attitude, and self-knowledge.

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5 Tips for Fall Semester Success

fall_semesterThe start of the fall semester is finally here. For many of us, it means getting back into regular habits that have been neglected over the summer. Is it possible to flip the switch and get back into regular school mode? Probably not, but there is hope! With these helpful tips, you can more easily bridge the gap between the summer and your semester and ensure your academic success.

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