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Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

Challenges and resources at colleges and universities

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A first generation college student is a student who is the first person in his or her family to attend a college or a university. Sometimes the term is used to refer to students who are the first in their family to complete college, or to become a first generation college graduate. First generation college students have quite a bit to be proud of. However, they also face challenges that are different than students who come from families where a college expectation is considered the norm. At many schools, these students are considered to be at high risk for academic failure or for attrition (another word for "dropping out.") Here are some of the challenges encountered by many first generation college students, and some of the resources these students can seek out to make their jou...
How to Combine Backpacking with a University Degree

How to Combine Backpacking with a University Degree

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Do you have an unquenchable thirst for travel that can only be satisfied by lounging in Fiji’s blue lagoons or exploring the thick green landscapes of Kerala? Do you long to leave dear old Blighty behind for weeks, months or years to discover the world and yourself? Is university destined to get in the way? If you’re nodding your head glumly, chances are high that you’ve already considered taking a gap year to fit in some well-deserved globetrotting  or, alternatively, picking up a degree first then eagerly looking out the backpack later. But what if you could some how combine the two? While this may conjure up images of flying back to the UK to attend a coma-inducing lecture on financial reporting theory, technological advances now mean you can hit the books from a hammock...