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Experiences Living with a Host Family

In the first week, my host family helped me a lot to prepare for my long living life in the United States. They drove me to visit Seattle and to buy iPhone with other technologies. Then we had a great dinner in a Chinese restaurant called “Din Tai Fung.” They even took me to a tasty hamburger restaurant in Gig Harbor and went seeing zoo lights after that. At that time it was winter, so my host mother put a small heater in my room, which made me feel happy and warm. Read more

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Winter is Coming

My first time experiencing snow was amazing, I will never forget that day. I remember seeing the residence building covered in snow. Read more

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Celebrating my Birthday in the USA!

Hello, readers (I will come up with a name for you guys later)! My name is Yuna Sun Watanabe: born in Japan, raised in Hong Kong! I am also an international student at Orange Coast College and today, I turned 19 (yay)! Read more

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Meet Nhu from Vietnam

College of Central Florida is a great place to begin, continue or complete your education with more than 140 academic pathways to choose from. CF offers two-year Associate in Science degrees, two-year Associate in Arts degree and Baccalaureate degree programs. Additionally, CF is committed to helping you every step of the way. Read more

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Changing Bad Habits

I begin to take a 5-mile walk weekly and make breakfast. Also, I practice shutting down electrical devices such as my laptop and phone when I go to bed. One surprising thing is I begin to meditate 5-minute a day. After two weeks, I feel calm and relaxed. My memory is getting better, and I learn new concepts faster. Read more

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My Hour with Dr. Hilgersom: Your Chance to Get to Know a Community College's Passionate Leader

I would go somewhere along the Mediterranean, Spain, Greece, or maybe Italy. I fell in love with my career and my discipline, which is communication studies, and it led me along my career path. However, if I were a young person today, I would want to make sure that I was fluent in a couple of languages. I think it would be fun to try to run my own company and do manufacturing, and I would choose to create something that people need; I would be looking for some way to solve a problem with a product and have a good understanding of international business to make that work.  Read more

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One of the Best One-Month Journeys I Have Ever Had

College has been such an amazing journey so far, full of surprises, experiences, highs, lows, but most importantly, mistakes. During the short time I have been in college, I have learned from a number of mistakes that had a positive impact in my personality, and these have taken me to develop myself into a better student. Read more

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Being a Female in Engineering

What does the word “engineer” echo to you? Did you picture a male in a grassy blue jumpsuit or a beautiful woman in a casual dress? Most people have a male connotation of the word “engineer,” while it is not a male word. A male can be an engineer, and a female can also be an engineer! Read more

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7 College Tips to Get a Head Start

Starting college is one of the most exciting, yet terrifying things to do. However, I believe that by implementing these tips from the very beginning will help you get a successful jump-start to your college life.  Read more

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Study Tips from an Engineer in the Making

“Why engineering?” is a question that I get often. The answer for me is simple: I love to solve problems. Engineering is a popular field for so many reasons. Perhaps, it’s because pretty much everything around us is created by engineers one way or another, and there is always new emerging and exciting technology out there impacting people’s lives. Read more

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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