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View of Carleton College, a school on a trimester schedule.
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Trimester vs Semester: What’s the Difference?

‘Trimester’ vs ‘semester’ are terms that describe different teaching or curricular periods in an academic year. The semester system divides the academic calendar into two terms of 15 weeks each. The trimester system divides the academic calendar into three terms and the length varies by institution. Neither one is universally better than the other – …
People ice skating at Rockefeller Center in winter.
student life

10 Fun Things To Do in December

Spice up your December with this list of fun things to do in the winter. We’ve rounded up activities for all to enjoy this season. December is a time filled with holidays and cozy cheer. No matter where you are, in a cold or warm climate, you can bring on all the comfy feels with …
Students getting together when home for college.
student life

What To Expect When Your Kids Come Home From College

There’s nothing quite like the joy of having your kids back home after their time away at college! As a parent, you’ve likely been counting down the days until their return, imagining all the quality time and shared experiences you’ll have together. As you both evolve as humans, so does your relationship. It can feel …
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20 Holiday Gifts for Students to Get Their Parents

Getting your parents gifts for the holidays is a perfect way to show your appreciation and share cheer. However, figuring out what to get your parents can be very difficult, which is why we created this guide for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza) gifts for parents from students. At no extra cost to you, College …
Celebrating fall.
student life

Celebrating Thanksgiving With International Students

Thanksgiving is a special holiday in the United States. It’s a time when friends and family gather to share a delicious meal and give thanks for all the good things in their lives. So how do you go about celebrating Thanksgiving with international students who might not be familiar with this American tradition? They should …
Friends celebrating Friendsgiving.
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Friendsgiving Celebration Ideas for College Students

The holiday season is full of fun celebrations and times to be festive. With Halloween coming to a close, Thanksgiving close behind it, and then winter break soon after that, it’s a packed season. But there is one other holiday missing from this list, and that’s Friendsgiving. Friendsgiving is a time to be thankful and …

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