Posts Tagged ‘international students’

OIP Christmas Dinner

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Last week (of last year!), I met with three other international students on campus to have dinner with Cherrie, from the Office of International Programs (OIP). Each year, OIP organizes a meal and other events for international students staying on campus over break or living in the Duluth area. At Cherrie’s house, we played board games and talked for some time before heading back to campus after a fulfilling meal.

Career workshop for international students

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Office of International Programs recently organized a workshop to help acquaint international students with immigration policies and school policies regarding work on or off campus. In addition to this, students got to learn from Mary Anderson, Director of Career Services, as well as a panel of international students who have completed internships or research. I was part of the panel and felt honored to contribute to the experiences of fellow international students looking to develop their career portfolio.

International Students Advice: Before the long trip

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

I remember the month before I would begin college that time flew by pretty fast. It was too short a time to say farewell to all my friends and family especially since I would be moving away to a place over 8000 miles away and where I knew only a few people. At the time I did not pay that much attention to what I would miss when I was gone to college. By what, I mean the places. With people, you can reconnect even from afar – thanks to social media and long distance calls, but with places its different.


Office of International Programs

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Office of International Programs in Tower Hall


From Polska with love

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

In case I haven’t said it before, I have good friends. I repeat – I have good friends. Only a few, but their hearts and personalities are more than enough.  Being in college can be a social challenge. One struggles with maintaing old relationships that go back from elementary school or even before. This makes it hard to exert new energy to develop new relationships with other people. I think it is worth it to develop a close-knit society, but doing that with the same people from years past is as good as having the same meal everyday for the rest of your life until you try something new. This is where connecting and getting to know other people come in. So step out of your comfort zone and build those relationships!