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I-94 Admission Number Retrieval

Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for retrieving I-94 Admission number
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Duke University Libraries - Home

Duke University Libraries - Home | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Official gateway to the libraries, research collections, and online resources of Duke University, a private research university in Durham, NC, USA.
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Your favorite college that you want to attend when you graduate high school and you want to study there for 4 years. 

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NC & SC Optometrists Offering Contacts, Lenses & Exams | eyecarecenter

NC & SC Optometrists Offering Contacts, Lenses & Exams | eyecarecenter | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
eyecarecenter is a group of NC- and SC-operated eye care clinics with eye doctors focused on providing the best in eye exams, contact lenses, prescription eyeglasses & more.
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If you need a glasses, check it

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DukeHealth.org

DukeHealth.org | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
DukeHealth.org is a comprehensive health information site showcasing Duke physicians and medical specialty services
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Find a doctor

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Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more

Online department store featuring appliances, tools, fitness equipment and more | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
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Bicycle and other tools (5)

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Durham's Premier Bike Shop » Durham Cycles

Durham's Premier Bike Shop » Durham Cycles | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Durham Cycles is the bike shop of choice for racers and commuters alike. We provide bicycle sales, rentals, and repairs in the heart of downtown Durham.
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durham bicycle (3)

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Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex - Bicycles and Service - The Bicycle Chain

Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex - Bicycles and Service - The Bicycle Chain | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Bicycle stores with great selection and service. Trek, Specialized, Cannondale. Rentals and demos available. Guaranteed price protection.
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or you want to go by bike

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iFace Ministries | The Face of International Friendships

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Making friends all around the world during holiday.

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North Carolina Programs

Spend the Christmas Holidays with an American Family
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what to do during the holiday

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GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN : Wonders Never Cease | Towering almost 6,000 feet above Northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain presents guests with opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and fami...

GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN : Wonders Never Cease | Towering almost 6,000 feet above Northwest North Carolina, Grandfather Mountain presents guests with opportunities for rejuvenation, excitement and fami... | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
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Tips in US

Tips in US | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
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Many travelers who visit the United States are unaware or unsure about how to tip there. Tipping can be misunderstood or feel
overwhelming for visitors coming from countries where tipping is not customary. In the US, many workers in the service industry
make as little as $2.13 an hour (called 'tipping minimum wage') and they depend almost entirely on tips for their salary. Here are
some common tipping practices to follow when in the US.
Restaurants If the restaurant has waiters who come to your table, the standard tip is a minimum of 15% of your total bill
(post-tax), with the typical tip being between 18% - 20%. Anything less than 15% is considered bad manners and an insult to the
waiter.
Why tip on the post-tax total and not the pre-tax total? Waiters are required to 'tip-out' on their total sales, including taxes. Waiters
give a percentage of their tips (or ‘tip-out’) to bussers, hostesses and kitchen staff. This percentage is set by the restaurant. If you
tip on the pre-tax total, the waiter still has to tip-out on the post-tax total. If you are dining in a party of 5 or more, many
restaurants will automatically add an 18% - 20% gratuity to the bill. If the restaurant or café does not have table service, there may
be a tip jar on the counter near the register. Tips in this case are optional but still recommended. This is common at coffee shops
and some less-formal restaurants. If your order is under $10, drop some coins in the jar. If it is over $10, it is polite to tip around
10%.
Bars It is customary to tip 15% - 20% of the total bar bill or $1 per alcoholic drink and $.50 per soft drink. If you have a drink or
two in a restaurant bar before sitting down at a table, it is best to settle your bar bill before being seated. Remember bartenders,
like waiters, only make about $2.13 an hour and are dependent on tips.
Ordering In If you order a meal in, pizza delivery, etc., the 15% - 20% gratuity is appropriate.
Taxis It is customary to tip a taxi driver 15% of the fare. If your driver assists you with luggage or heavy bags, tip an extra $1
per bag. If your taxi driver goes out of their way to be helpful (giving you directions, local tips, etc.) it is not unusual to tip up to
20% of the fare to show you appreciate their kindness.
Baggage Handlers For basic baggage handling the standard tip is $1 per bag. If you need special services or assistance
(such as expedited handling at curbside check in at the airport) an extra $1 per bag or flat $5 - $10 (if you have a lot of bags) is
appreciated. Baggage handlers include: porters, bell hops, sky caps, shuttle bus drivers and generally anyone whose job it is to lift
or carry your luggage and bags.
Hotel Staff Room Service: The same guidelines apply here as in a restaurant or food delivery: 15% - 20%. Some hotels will
automatically add this gratuity to your room service bill. Housekeeping: In the US, it is customary to leave a tip for maids and
housekeepers. Most hotels will provide an envelope in the room specifically for this purpose. Tipping $1 - $5 a night is common,
depending on the quality of hotel you are staying in. It is also best to tip daily rather than in one lump sum as the same person may
not clean your room every day. Porter and Bell Staff: Anyone who assists you with your bags is usually tipped $1 - $2 a bag.
Doorman: You do not have to tip a doorman for just holding the door but if they help you with getting a cab or arranging any
transportation, it is polite to tip a dollar or two.
Tour Guide Tipping your tour guide 10% - 15% of the price of your tour is customary.
Valet It is appropriate to tip a valet $1 - $3 when they retrieve your car.
Good Cents
These are general guidelines for tipping in the US. If you feel you received outstanding service or are feeling generous, tipping
more is always accepted and appreciated. Unless there is an extreme case of misconduct, it is not a good idea to not tip or ‘stiff’ a
service provider. If you feel you received very poor service, ask to speak to a manager or supervisor but still tip the minimum
typically accepted for that service. Remember, people in the service industry are most likely making tipping minimum wage and
therefore make almost their entire salary from tips alone.

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University Students - The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

University Students - The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
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Nasher museum

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Employment | Duke Recreation and Physical Education

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part-time job in Duke

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NCDOT: Driver License

NCDOT: Driver License | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Get information on how to obtain a driver licenses, learner's permit, and driver training.
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If you really wanna get a driving license.

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Grassroots Bikes Durham NC

Non-Profit Bike Shop located in downtown Durham NC
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Durham bicycle (4)

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Bullseye Bicycle Durham NC Bicycle Repair, Bicycle sales and Giant Bicycles

Bullseye Bicycle Durham NC Bicycle Repair, Bicycle sales and Giant Bicycles | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Bicycle Repair and New Bicycle sales in Durham North Carolina, Giant Bicycles to fit every lifestyle
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get your bike (2)

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Duke Parking and Transportation: Duke Buses

Duke Parking and Transportation: Duke Buses | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Parking and Transportation at Duke University
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Buses information

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CONNECTIONS - An International Homestay and Educational Exchange Organization

CONNECTIONS - An International Homestay and Educational Exchange Organization | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
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Homestay in the United states

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Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe

Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
Wave pool, water rides and slides at Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe
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Museum of Life and Science | Durham, NC

Museum of Life and Science | Durham, NC | Life in Duke university | Scoop.it
84-Acre hands-on science center and home of Magic Wings Butterfly House in Durham, NC. Learn more about admission, hours of operation, daily programs and amenities.
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Demystifying US tax returns

Hello, international students and scholars! Are you wondering what you should do about filing U.S. tax returns? Here's the answer.
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Tax return in US

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