Archive for the ‘U.S. Culture’ Category

5 Ways to Avoid Depression in College

College life can be stressful for young adults as it is. But when you move to a whole new country, much different from the one you are from, college life can be even more confusing and taxing. You are barely able to cope with the vast culture shock because you are expected to keep up […]

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The Transition

I was sure that my very first post on this blog should start right from the very beginning, my first experience in the U.S; after all, that is why this blog were created. Luckily, I found a journal I had kept when I was moving from India to the U.S, in 2007. Although, it has […]

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Last Friday I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I honestly think it’s an inspiring place and everyone that lives or visits New York should see it at least once in their lives (even if your major hasn’t anything to do with arts, like mine!).       You gain […]

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Loving winter!

Since I came from Spain in August 2013, I’ve seen a lot of things and enjoyed every minute of it. Without any doubt, winter is one of them. As we get ready to head into February, buried in snow, and spring being way out of sight, I came to thing about the stuff about winter that’s […]

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Around Montclair- Petit Paris

Coming from Canada, I have been learning french since fourth grade. After high school, I would consider myself to be bilingual. The culture in the United States is different from Canada and I found that more people in the area speak Spanish and Italian as opposed to French. After taking a course in French at […]

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Is it easy for you to say “hi” to a stranger?

Before I came here, a bunch of people told me that I need to brace myself in terms of language problems, homesickness, different lifestyles, etc. However, no one tells me how nice Americans are. Since I live on campus, the school’s shuttle bus becomes the most popular mode of transportation in my daily life. Even […]

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Coming to Montclair!

When I first arrived at Montclair State University, I must admit, I was concerned with the environment contrast between Tel Aviv and Montclair. As someone who comes from Tel Aviv, “The Big City”, I experienced a drastic change. While Tel Aviv is a vibrant, big city, Montclair is a quiet township, home to commuters. Montclair […]

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