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From Student Blogger, Karim: Choosing Your Major

One of the hardest decisions a person makes in his or her life is what they want to do with it. This task becomes even harder when you decide on pursuing further education. Besides the many degree types that exist; an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or even a Ph.D., there is still the question of what you want to major in. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Summer Plans for International Students

Summer school is a valuable opportunity for many international students. It’s time they can explore and make decisions at their own pace without any pressure. They can choose to retake classes for better grades, or they can pace up their course by enrolling in some new core classes or electives. It is all about the choice you make, but this break is a great way to enhance your learning skills. Read more

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International Student Scholarships Available for Fall 2019 at SUNY Jamestown

Significant scholarships are still available for international students enrolling at Jamestown Community College – State University of New York for the 2019-20 academic year. Located in Western New York, SUNY JCC offers all international students who live on campus a tuition scholarship of $630 per year and a housing scholarship of $4,490 per year. According to Jennifer Apthorpe, the college’s global learning coordinator, once scholarships are applied, the total cost of attending SUNY JCC for a full year is under $16,000. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Maggie: Host Family Life

Family is only one word, but more than one definition that can explain it as well as what we feel about family. For me, an international student, being in a foreign country all alone can cause me to feel homesick and lonely sometimes. However, I am very grateful that I have a host-family here in the US, the Christophersons. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Spring is Here!

Spring brings along beautiful green landscapes, warm temperatures, joy, and festivities. The plants start to flourish; there are flowers, roses, and green trees everywhere. This all is due to the warmer temperatures, which also set the perfect environment for enjoying outdoor activities, and festivities such as Saint Patrick’s Day (not exactly, but almost there), the Carnival, Easter, and May Day. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Inches, Yards, Fahrenheit, Acres? What is going on?

The United States is a country full of diversity. It doesn’t matter where you are from, or what your beliefs, traditions or ideas are, you will always find a group of people that has the same culture as you. However, there are some things that set the U.S. apart from other countries, and you will simply have to adapt and learn how to deal with them. One good example of that is the U.S. measurement systems. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Reading- Best Workout for The Mind

For me, reading is undoubtedly a great entertainment. Unlike other games, play stations, social networking or phone applications, reading does not require you to pay any fees. Articles can be browsed from anywhere at any time and glanced over. Books are generally low priced and there are some great forums that help readers exchange or trade in their novel. This helps you gain a bundle of knowledge at a cheaper price and be at ease in your home. Read more