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How to Become an Active Participant in College Student Life

There is a lot that college has to offer, but knowing how to take advantage of all there is can be difficult. With classes and a personal life happening, you may have no idea where or how to get involved. As an almost overly active student, I am here to tell you what I have found to be the most effective and beneficial ways to get active in college student life. Read more

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Working for the First Time in the USA

When I first arrived in the U.S., I had the goal of working on campus in addition to my main objective, which was to be a student, of course. I wanted to gain more experience through a job and to be able to help my family pay the tuition. Read more

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Spring Semester Goals

Every Sunday night I write out everything I have to do for all of my classes for that week. Next, I highlight each due date. This is to make sure I send in each assignment on time. Read more

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Why Study Abroad?

My congregation asked me to study journalism to report our work as missionaries around the world. I accepted this proposal with enthusiasm. So, I came here to the U.S. to master my communication skills and become a good communicator. Read more

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Qian Gao Shares the Benefits of the International Student Program and Language Academy at Los Angeles City College

Studying abroad is a brand new experience for all students. I am an international student studying in the master of education in educational counseling program at USC. My journey started without any language preparation. After graduating from high school in China, I had a half-year gap to prepare to complete my TOEFL exams and apply to study in the United States. Read more

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What is life like as a vet?

All pet owners will agree that animals have their own special ways of putting a smile on our faces and providing a sense of purpose and fulfilment. Animals can also provide emotional and psychological benefits and reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation in human beings. If you’re an animal lover and would like to build a career helping them, being a veterinarian could be right for you. Read more

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I Know What It’s Like!

She knows what’s like living abroad, far from her own country, and learning how to speak a new language. But now she is in the U.S., where she was born, and helps international students achieve their life goals. Read more

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Ways to Success

Imagine that for your first birthday, your parents offer you a book which encompasses everything about life: The harmony of the universe, human relationships, success, and everything else we can think of. Imagine you have been given the “Book of Life,” a manuscript that guarantees your success and happiness during your time on this earth. Read more