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Far But Never Distant

Micaela Baquero watched the movie "Dear John" and realized that even though it’s corny, there are aspects of the characters’ stories she could relate to — moving, not living with the people you love, and not having a home. Micaela is an international student and blogger currently attending Santa Rosa Junior College. Read more

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My First Week of School

“What do I want in life?” asks blogger Apple Wong, an English-language student at Seminole State University in Florida. Getting to know other students at the beginning of the new semester helps Apple evaluate what she wants, what she doesn’t, and gives her some ideas of how to figure out what she wants for her life. Read more

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Down-to-Earth Insight on Santa Rosa Junior College by a Latina

Micaela Baquero from Ecuador is a 19-year-old currently pursuing her engineering degree at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) in California. She is grateful for SRJC’s green spaces, huge brick buildings, its 4-story library, bookstore, numerous helpful departments administered by professionals, fully equipped laboratories for every science major, and student clubs. Micaela says it “is the perfect place.” Read more

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Being a Business Ambassador During COVID

Miftar Pozhari from Kosovo is a senior studying business at the University of Northern Iowa and was chosen as an ambassador for the Bradford Foundation. In that role, he participated in the European Innovation Academy, a program that gathers entrepreneurial students from all over the globe and gives them guidance on building a business. Read more

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Trying to Find Your Purpose

Student blogger Hamdiatu Yakubu recently facilitated an entrepreneurial program for young women which triggered a deep dive for her into the concept of “purpose.” “During the training, most participants were knocked hard when asked what their purpose was,” Hamdia shares. Read more

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What’s Your Vision for the United States?

“This country is full of potential and things to be done. It doesn’t matter if you plan to go back to your home country or to go elsewhere at the completion of your degree, you always need to make it worth your while.” Johnny Nezha, student blogger at Los Angeles City College, wraps up his final blog post with advice for other international students. Read more

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Want to Become Fluent in English? Iowa Intensive English Program Can Help!

The Iowa Intensive English Program (IIEP) at the University of Iowa is dedicated to providing students whose first language is not English with high quality intensive English instruction and a cultural, social, and academic orientation to the United States. Instruction emphasizes spoken and written English crucial to college and university study in the U.S. Read more