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Now, we don’t want to encourage you to procrastinate or anything (we take school very seriously here, duh) but we also know that sometimes what you really need during an intense study session is a quick break, to laugh a little, catch up on what’s trending and in the news, and recharge before you  sit down to write that 10 page essay. The College Mixer is our attempt at making things easier for you — here are today’s top links from around the web!

Using Instagram To Help Pick Your Study Abroad Program (via Travel Freak)

instagram and study abroad

The most difficult part of studying abroad is choosing where to go. I mean, you could go anywhere in the world. In the world! The options are literally endless. But how do you even start trying to dissect the world in choosing where to go? It seems that study abroad programs are taking to Instagram to help stay connected with students and post gorgeous and stunning photos of some of the landmarks in their country that would attract students to study there. The photos may come from students currently there or from program directors; either way it’s a great way to connect with a program and see what the country and city have to offer!

Which TV/Movie High School Would You Attend? (via Buzzfeed)

TV or Movie High School

Alright, So I just took the quiz and I got Bronson Alcott High School from Clueless. Basically a perfect fit, although I do wish I kind of got East High School from High School Musical…Take the quiz and see where you truly belonged when you were in high school.

Knowing When to Cut Back Your Jam-packed Schedule (via USA Today)

jam packed schedule

It’s no secret that being apart of clubs and extracurricular activities is always great on a resume. But sometimes, being apart of too much can take a really large toll on your sanity. It’s important to find a healthy balance, and if need be, you should know how to cut back in a way that benefits you the most.

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High (via NPR)

growing cost of college

The story from NPR explains how the cost of college went from something that was affordable and manageable, to absolutely outrageous and nearly impossible to pay for. Even in-state colleges have been seeing 70% increases in tuition. States such as Arizona, Georgia and Washington State have seen tuition and fees skyrocket these last five years. It’s reached the point where it’s just unacceptable. An interesting segment, definitely worth a listen.

Public College Professors Get Bigger Raises Than Private School Professors For A Change (via Huffington Post)

For the first time in 4 years, it looks as though public college professors are receiving larger raises then their private counterparts. Although the difference is slight, it’s a pretty huge shift from 2011, when college professors reported getting no increase.

What was your favorite link of the day?