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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

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Dealing with Overwhelming Homework

Now that I’m back from a Spring Break getaway to rest my body and mind, I’m quickly reminded that homework to me always feels like a never-ending task. From a student’s lens it’s a high pile of stress. The challenges of homework and assignments can lead to anxiety, stress and frustration. The feeling of stress is actually common to most students and the workload of all the courses increases the pressure. Creating a routine can help overcome this pressure. Read more

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Make the Most of the University of Mississippi

Founded in 1844, the University of Mississippi, better known as Ole Miss, is the largest university in the state of Mississippi. Located in the city of Oxford, Ole Miss is home to more than 18,000 students, 810 of which are international students. With many strong academic programs and dedicated professors committed to student success, theUniversity of Mississippi could be the starting point for your educational journey in the United States. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Spring Break Ideas

Here we are right in the middle of the spring semester and the most exciting week is approaching: spring break. We are welcoming the spring season. With the clock changing back and the sunlight pouring in more, we as students will get a break when we can refresh ourselves and rejuvenate our energy. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Pura Vida?

“Tropical paradise, unarmed wonder, or Tiquicia,” are some of the many names attributed to Costa Rica, my home country. Before getting into Costa Rican lands (or reading the following text), it is important that you understand the following: Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: Living Among Nations

I arrived in the United States about 6 months ago, and since then I have been staying at a place called “The iHouse,” which stands for The International House. It is a rental property located in Reno, Nevada, which exclusively hosts international students who come from all over the world. You can already imagine the variety of accents around here. Living in this house is crazy, in a good sense. I have housemates from all over the  world. Sharing a roof with different kinds of people is an experience that has opened my mind immensely. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Jefferson: A quick trip to LA

One positive thing about the United States is that even though it’s all one single country, each state is different from the others. From the varied legislatures to the miscellaneous weather, the USA is a country full of diversity. Last semester my friends and I decided to escape from the Nevadan desert for a couple of days, so we planned a trip to Los Angeles. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Daniel: An Unexpected Opportunity

As an international student there are so many things that we have to navigate. We have to learn and adapt quickly to a new culture, we need to keep up with and get stay on top of classes. Sometimes we even need to learn a new language, especially if we speak a different one. But the most difficult thing we deal with is the separation from home. There’s nothing that fully prepares you for being away from your family and that initial bout of homesickness that you feel. For me, I’ve been away from home for three years, and, don’t get me wrong, I love New York;. I love the people, I love the diversity, I love everything New York has to offer and what it represents to for me, but it’s been two years since I’ve last returned home to Guyana and I must say I fully miss it. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Nand: Spring Transfer Fair 2019

Orange Coast College has a number of resources for students to get information about transferring to a university. One of them is the transfer fair where a number of institutions come and engage with the students. They not only answer your questions but also give you information about scholarships and career opportunities. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Aanchal: Tantalizing Foods

Food can instantly connect us to our roots. From birth we are fed by mommies and grannies with love and affection. The culture of a country can be embraced from the kind of food people eat there. Each nation has a cuisine specific to its origin. Cooking and following mom’s recipes makes me nostalgic especially over holidays and traditional events. Read more

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From Student Blogger, Nand: Meet and greet event - The Bonfire 2018

In September last year, right at the beginning of Fall 2018, Orange Coast College organised the annual ‘Bonfire’ event for the incoming freshmen to engage with current students. It was held at my favourite beach in Southern California, Huntington Beach. I made a lot of new friends and played beach volleyball for the first time in my life. Read more

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Find Passion and Purpose at the University of South Carolina

Founded in 1801, the University of South Carolina (USC) is well-known for its beautiful campus located in the state capital of Columbia, South Carolina. Home to more than 34,000 students, of which, 1,800 are international students. With a university-wide focus on research and dedicated professors committed to student success, the University of South Carolina could be the right fit for your undergraduate experience. Read more