International Center Blog

Providing International Perspectives About Learning and Living at UM-Flint

Learning About Chinese Hot Pot by Xuanrong Lu

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Hot pot is a traditional Chinese eating style. Basically, it looks like everyone surround a pot of boiled soup, and then they put and cook all the things they want to eat into the pot and eat together. However, the hot pot is not only very delicious food, but it is also full of cultural meanings.

Rice and Beans by Nubwa

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I love Nigerian Food, especially love Nigerian rice dishes. There are three popular rice dishes in Nigeria, one is called fried rice, the other is jellof rice and the last one is called rice and beans. It is impossible to go a Nigerian wedding without either one, if not all, being severed. I have never

Krampus: The Movie of the Season – By Emilia

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December, a time known for family, cheer, food, presents and fun. It begins with cold weather, progressing to snow that covers the bare trees, brown grass and buildings. Then the season reaches its pinnacle when on December 25th, Christmas is celebrated. This festival was of pagan origin, then morphing with the arrival of Christianity to

The Mystery of Roanoke: Emilia

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Because of Thanksgiving, which is coming up tomorrow, I thought I would talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving and why it is important. However, I decided to tackle a puzzle that has intrigued me since I first read about it in the third grade; a mystery that ha baffled the modern world since August 18,

Sugar Skulls: Menusha

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Although many people call it the Mexican version of Halloween, there are many unique customs that make the Day of the Dead different from Halloween. This is not my first time being in the U.S. during Halloween but this is definitely my first time actually being actively involved in it. One of our international student

Lu’s Recruiting Trip in Taiwan!

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Every year, UM-Flint representatives travel around the world. They go to high schools or take part in various education abroad fairs for our University. What the representatives aim to do is to meet as many students as possible and give them the valuable opportunity to talk face-to-face to a person about their study plan. Then they

Three is Better Than One: Nubwa

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One of the funniest things that happens to me on a day to day basis is walking around campus and people mistaking me for one of my sisters. Or when I go to a store people starting a conversation with me because they think your Japari or Asinda. I have two wonderful and beautiful older

Day of the Dead: Emilia

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Finally Fall, my personal favorite season: hayrides, apple cider, cinnamon donuts and hot chocolate. If you don’t enjoy the cold, just look as the leaves start to change from a uniform green to a vast array of yellow, red and brown. But more than all of this, I love one thing in particular: the Mexican

Nubwa’s Study Abroad Experience!

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Is it really possible to do a study abroad while doing a study abroad? It sounded crazy, but I did it! I love to travel and visit new places, and I wanted to go somewhere that I had no stereotype about and had no knowledge about. So, I decided to go to Spain. I did