As an international student here at Boston University, the first thing you have to cope with is saving money. Boston is pretty expensive, and even if the euro-dollar exchange rate is favorable for Europeans, the high prices of housing and goods make us frugal. Fortunately, at least for the food, there is a solution: […]

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At age 7, when I had to be hospitalized in the middle of the night for a particularly distressing stomachache, my parents had no choice but to leave my older brother in the care of our neighbors. Even so, there was no hesitation in making that decision; our neighbors had been our friends since we […]

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