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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

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A Summer Trip to Oregon

This Oregon trip was my first summer trip with my host family. This is a special trip because I was traveling during America's Independence week. I love America, and I’m looking forward to making more memories and experiences with my host family and friends this summer! Read more

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First day of class and how not to lose it

First days are always stressful and overwhelming. Do not forget that you are not the only one in that situation. Take this opportunity to learn about you. What makes you worried, what stresses you the most, and what can you learn for future "first days." Read more

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Quarantine Time

Taking classes online has been much more fun than I expected, and I think it has made us all put our creativity into practice! We spend a lot of time together, laughing and talking a lot, and I love it. Read more

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Times My Mother Stood Up For Me

Coming to the U.S. to fulfill my college career was a dream that I’ve had for many years. My mom stood up for me in every step of the way. She went with me to every interview, every test, every meeting in order to get here. Read more

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GRADUATION SPOTLIGHT: Amit Tripathi from Nepal

Amit has recently shared his amazing experience at Southern Miss. He hasn’t just accomplished earning a double degree in Construction Engineering Technology (BS) and Economics (BA) from the University of Southern Mississippi, but he has done it by maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. Amit will be attending Iowa State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He will be researching in Construction Engineering and Management research projects, transportation engineering related research projects. Read more

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First Week in the United States

"The next day was a surprise day for me. I went to school in the morning, and when I came back home, my host sisters invited me to a swing dance party. I have never joined a dance party before, so my host sisters helped me to dress up, and then all of the kids in my host family went to the party with me too." Read more

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Another Country, Another Experience

In the English course, I made friends that were in the same situation as me. We shared tips, and I realized that there was nothing to be afraid of. Every time I talked, people asked me questions and I could open up more. Read more