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Life as Au Pair in the U.S.

I really like that in the U.S. it is possible to find people from different cultures in the same country. Not just because there are people like me that come from other countries, but also between Americans. Indeed, even between different states in the U.S. there is a lot of multiplicity. Read more

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How to Choose a Major

​​​​​​​Maybe you are already enrolled in college, or you are just thinking of going to college soon. A lot of students do not know what major is better for them. Others pick a major and later realize that is not the one they like, and they change their mind. If you are one of those students, do not freak out. There are more people like you than you imagine. Read more

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Trip to the Big Apple on a Budget

I like to believe that the greatest moments happen when you least expect it. We ended up seeing things that were not planned. For example, while walking we saw a store filled with paintings of different influential women. Read more

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Preparation for American Life

Life is an adventure, and going to college is one of the most exciting but exhausting experiences for many people, especially international students. When I first came to America, I didn't even know how to cross the road correctly! Read more

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My American Dream

I am now living the American dream I wished for, and it has been such an amazing experience so far. Even though I did not start college as I was expecting, in terms of the method of instruction, I am absolutely enchanted with my courses so far, but I am much more excited for the great things that are yet to come. Read more

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Remote Learning: Hurdle or Chance?

Our generation of students and professors will “survive” this pandemic if we are be able to adapt to this change that everyone is living in. The pandemic may be either an obstacle or an opportunity, but what really matters is your outlook on it! Read more

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Racism and Us

I want you all to ask yourself the following question, close your eyes and wonder about it for fifteen seconds: Do you want your children and the next generation of people to live in the world we are living now? Go ahead, close your eyes now! Welcome back. If your answer is yes then either you were born yesterday and are too new to this world, or you are a hypocrite and choose not to acknowledge the things that are going wrong in our society. Read more

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Fall 2020 from Home!

Using your campus resources is extremely important! At TMCC the tutoring center and library is open for appointments and help with homework. This is beneficial for many students who struggle with online learning and prefer in-person assistance for subjects like math and physics.  Read more

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5 tips on how to be fluent in English within 60 days

It is the dream of every English learner to become as fluent as a native English speaker within a short period of English learning. Being fluent in English goes beyond just having a wealth of knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary it has to transfer from your head to your mouth. Even though it seems so far-fetched and unachievable fluency in English within a short period is achievable regardless of your English learning differences, just follow these tips to become fluent in English within 60 days. Read more

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The American Wedding

I learned many things about American style weddings, and met interesting people. I think it was a good chance for me to integrate more where I’m living and build good relationships with people around me. Read more

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Culture Shock

Culture shock happens to almost everyone that is visiting a foreign country for the first time. A new environment and culture can make people feel disoriented and confused. Commonly, students coming to the USA get homesick and can present some kind of shock.  Read more

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Study at the College of Central Florida

Meet Zhengying from China, a student at the College of Central Florida. She is majoring in Biology which is among the 140 academic pathways you can choose from at CF. She is sharing why she chose to study at the College of Central Florida. Read more

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How to Live THE American Experience

Having a host family will directly immerse you into the American culture. You will be living in an American home, the food served is usually American… and if your host family is kind enough, they will show you around or make you participate in their American traditions. Read more

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Art During Quarantine at LACC

Inspired by the work of Alessio Albi, one of my favorite photographers, I took a turn on my work and started doing photo sessions via FaceTime. I prepared the concept, spot, makeup, and looks fully through video conference. And with the help of the models, I directed the camera position, light, and body poses. Read more

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Stay Focus, Stay Safe in Fall Semester

People can’t live without friends. Despite the pandemic, you can have a lot of opportunities to meet new friends and stay connected with society. In every university or college, the Center for International Student will help you to get in touch with other students in your home country and other foreign communities. Read more