Study Abroad Has Its Advantages

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“TRAVEL MAKES ONE MODEST, YOU SEE WHAT A TINY PLACE YOU OCCUPY IN THE WORLD.” ~ GUSTAVE FLAUBERT “TRAVELING – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.” – IBN BATTUTA I studied abroad this past summer in Florence, Italy. Although I was anxious and nervous, I knew this was something I wanted to do for years. Being abroad teaches you new lessons and gives you new experiences. It’s a chance to see the world through your own lens, and see what else is out there. Now, months ...

Why Join Greek Life

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The best advice I can give to all incoming freshman and transfer students is to join some type of club on campus. Joining a club on campus is the easiest way to meet new people and it is extremely important in being able to get the full college experience. College is what you make of it, and what you put into it is what you will get out. Fraternities and sororities are a great way to meet people and learn more about yourself. Fraternities and sororities typically have rituals and creeds whic...

Services Offered at FSC

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Farmingdale State College provides a wide array of services to ensure the success of students, to sharpen their research and writing skills, to maintain their health and well-being, and personal counseling when required, all free to registered students. The Academic Advisement and Information Center, or AAIC provides guidance you need to work efficiently as you register for classes. Before you select and register for courses, students meet with their assigned academic advisor, this helps ensu...

How to Survive Your Freshman Year

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The thought of college may be scary for many incoming freshmen. Senior year of high school is filled with memories with some of your oldest and closest friends. It is more about having fun and making memories. College is still like that, but there is a bigger emphasis on doing well. It is a lot of work and it is definitely stressful, but for most people it is the best years of their lives. Being able to balance school work and a social life is especially important in college. Getting good grades...

Why Choose Commuting?

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Throughout high school, everyone looks forward to going to college. It’s the excitement of getting away from home and being on your own for the first time. You can be independent and make your own choices. As the time gets closer, it becomes harder to choose. Am I making the right decision? What if I choose the wrong school? What if I am in the wrong major? What if I don’t make friends? Am I making the right choices for myself? You begin to second guess yourself with anything and everything. Goi...