Explore Your Options (And the World!)


Whether you’re just starting out or have a couple of years under your belt, college is by far the greatest opportunity an individual can have to travel internationally and study abroad. College students today have greater resources for travel than ever before and it is vital to become aware of what programs your university may offer in order to take full advantage of what the future may hold. Students can learn the ancient language of Scottish Gaelic while strolling through the palace gardens of Edinburgh Castle, spend a semester immersing themselves in the beautiful city and culture of Heidelberg, Germany, or even go hiking through the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica. It’s all up to you!



The charming city of Heidelberg, Germany, home to Germany's oldest and among its most respected universities, Heidelberg University.

The first step to take when considering studying abroad is to research various colleges and their programs, as each university differs in terms of what countries are available, financial support, and accessibility. Start your research early on in your college career and talk to an advisor in order to plan ahead on when the best time is to make this commitment so that it does not interfere with your credits and coursework. Don’t be discouraged! Studying abroad can be possible for anyone with the right program.
Included below is a link to a list of some of the best universities in the United States for studying abroad: http://www.bestchoiceschools.com/45-top-colleges-to-study-abroad/


Goucher College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the highest ranked universities for studying abroad and was the first college in the nation to require its students to study abroad at least once.

Worried about the Cost? Don’t forget about amazing programs like the National Student Exchange Program! Schools that are part of the NSE program offer the unforgettable experience of exchanging to another university within the United States, US territories, Canada, and more, all while paying your home school tuition. Check it out here! http://www.nse.org/

So go and take advantage of all the incredible opportunities that you as a college student are being offered! Whether you spend your semester in Rome or Berlin, Costa Rica or Japan, or even Australia or Africa, you will be making unforgettable memories that will be cherished for the rest of your life. Start researching now! You won’t regret it.

Social Media in College

Social media and college almost go hand in hand. There are a few college courses that even use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to start discussion pages and post content related to class. College age kids use social media a lot.

A Few Tips for Getting Along with Your Freshman Roommate

Move-in day on your campus and there is an exciting buzz in the air. This is the day that you will move in to a tiny room with your roommate you don't know. Your first roommate experience can have a lot to do with how your first few months in college will be like. Here are a few tips on how to make your roommate experience as good as possible.

1. Respect their space.

The fact of the matter is that both of you probably would not want to be living in that small of an area with someone they don't know. It's good to establish some ground rules right away. For example, try to keep all of your stuff on your side of the room because the last thing that your roommate wants to see is your dirty clothes oh his side of the room.

2. Respect each others schedules

Sleep is very valuable in college. If you have an 8 am lecture class every morning and he doesn't have to wake up until 10:00, BE QUIET. Once your alarm goes off, turn it off quickly and try to get ready as quietly as possible and let him sleep. This simple gesture will allow you and your roommate to have a better relationship right off the bat.

3. Hygiene

Like I've said before, you are going to live in a very small dorm room together for awhile so it's important to practice good hygiene. Wear deodorant and shower are two things that seem like common sense, but a lot of people do not do it. Wash your Twin XL Bedding and your clothes frequently. If you follow all of these steps, your roommate experience will be at least tolerable. The name of the game will be respect. Even if the two of you don't really like each others personalities, then you will at least have to respect each other.

TwinXL.com Launches New Line of Microplush Super Soft Blankets


TwinXL.com announces the debut of their new line of Microplush Super Soft Blankets. The micro plush blankets are Twin XL (extra-long) sized which make them perfect for college dorm rooms.






“The Micro plush blanket is perfect for the college student that is looking for a little added warmth and comfort in their otherwise lifeless dorm room. The micro plush blankets come in a variety of colors that include; Pepper Red, Grey, Oyster, Dark Blue, Turquoise, Leopard, Emerald, and Plum. The blankets are generously sized at 92” x 62”, which is a great size to drape over a chair or sofa or at the end of the dorm bed.

The microplush super soft blanket can also be found at a low price, $23.99 , without sacrificing quality. Take a peek at the product below and on our website and see what you think!