International Center Blog

Providing International Perspectives About Learning and Living at UM-Flint

Rosa Sinensis: Menusha

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The hibiscus or scientifically known as rosa sinensis, which means Chinese Rose in Latin, is the national floral mascot of Malaysia and is believed to have been introduced to the Malay Peninsula in the early 12th century by Chinese traders. The hibiscus is also the representative of many tropical nations such as South Korea, Haiti

F2 Dependent Academic Study

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Dear Student, Effective May 29, 2015, F-2 dependents are allowed to enroll in “less than a full course of study”. To see the federal regulation, please go to 8 CFR § 214.2(f)(15)(ii). Credit Levels for F-2 Students Undergraduate: Fall/Winter Term Study Restriction: May take no more than 11 credits Spring/Summer Term Study Restriction: May take

Graduation: Ayana

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Not sure, where should I start it from? Do I write about how I chase a dream in the lap of huge uncertainties to take a step towards becoming a scientist? Or the collective experiences towards achieving it? When I started my journey from India, I challenged myself in exploring to get an actual measure

Scientific Spring Break: Ayana

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For the past two years, my spring break has been during a physics conference called American Physical Society March Meeting. Not to sound too geeky, but for any physics student or a physicist, it is always a ‘look forward to’ period of time through out the whole year. Almost 10,000 scientists across the world join this conference

Five Days: Menusha

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FIVE DAYS. Five days couldn’t possibly make an impact on someone’s life. Five days couldn’t possibly teach me a lot about myself and other cultures. Five days was definitely not enough to make friends that will last a lifetime. Exchanging awkward smiles and bags was how most of us first met each other in the

Lu: How To Drive in the U.S.

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America is a country on the wheels. Because of the broad territory and comparatively small population, all of the facilities for daily life, such as school, work place, supermarket and hospital, etc., will be very less intensive than many international students’ home country and city. Since almost everyone can drive,  even if there is public

Ayana: Let’s Welcome New Year

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Who hasn’t gone through the phase of setting New Year resolutions and try to follow them through a complete year for the betterment? To me, the New Year always brings me new hope, joy, and the confidence to work more. But what about that crazy 31st night? Well, not talking about those ‘lively’ parties or

Menusha: Bleeding Palms and Fireworks

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Looking for something exciting to do on New Year’s Eve, my friends and I decided to travel to Chicago for three days. After riding the train for five hours, we arrived feeling excited to explore the third most populated city in the US. Located on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago was really cold