VOA-Student Union Blog

Here are some interesting glimpses into today’s international students.  If you are an intl student/scholar you can contribute to this useful blog: http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/authors-2/

4 important words

J.W. Marriott was interviewed in the Sunday, May 26 NY Times.  The entire interview  is well worth reading from a manager’s perspective, but there was one quote in particular that I would like to share with you: “The four most important words in the English language...

How do you say it?

It’s not enough that international students have to distinguish between American, British, and Australian English.  They also have to adapt to the many varieties of English within the United States....

Who is He?

IN CHEMISTRY, HE TURNED WATER TO WINE. IN BIOLOGY, HE WAS BORN WITHOUT THE NORMAL CONCEPTION; IN PHYSICS, HE DISPROVED THE LAW OF GRAVITY WHEN HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN; IN ECONOMICS, HE DISPROVED THE LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURN BY FEEDING 5000 MEN WITH TWO FISHES &...

the world like a children’s playground

بازیچہء اطفال ہے دُنیا مِرے آگے ہوتا ہے شب و روز تماشا مِرے آگے A dear Pakistani friend posted this famous couplet by a renowned meastro and her comment on Face Book . It translates somewhat like this. “I find the world like a children’s playground where...