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5 Reasons Why Green River College Stands Out Among the Rest

Green River College offers an exceptional experience for international students with its robust support system, small class sizes, abundant leadership opportunities, tight-knit community, and stunning natural environment. These factors contribute to a fulfilling and enriching educational journey, as highlighted by blogger Toby Cutts, an environmental science student from England. Read more

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My First Prom

Student blogger Dylana Camacho Orozco shares her experience attending her first prom at Truckee Meadows Community College! Organized by the TMCC International Club, the event allowed international students to enjoy a new cultural celebration, featuring traditional outfits, dance games, and the selection of prom king and queen. Read more

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The Busiest Month Has Started!

Haruna Matsuoka, a blogger from Japan who is studying at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), is preparing for exams, working at her on-campus job, and planning to transfer to a 4-year university. She offers practical tips on how she manages her stress, organizes her schedule, and optimizes her study environments. Read more

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Getting a Taste of University Life

Maya Goto, a business student at Truckee Meadows Community College, shares her enriching experiences with the Japanese Club at the University of Nevada, Reno. From cultural festivals to classroom insights, she explores the vibrant intersection of Japanese and American student life. Read more

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Spring Semester: Balancing Work, School, and Joy in Reno, Nevada

Mai (Maya) Goto, a student at Truckee Meadows Community College, is excited about spring semester in Reno, Nevada. She’s going to be balancing five classes and work while making time for working out at the climbing gym and making her favorite Japanese foods from home. “Balancing the challenges of school with moments of happiness and exploration makes life in Reno the best of self-discovery and opportunities,” she says. Read more

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My Summer Break Plans: Going Home to Japan

Haruna Matsuoka, a blogger from Japan who is studying at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), is going home to Japan over her summer break, where she intends to deepen her knowledge of her culture and history by visiting historical places and attending traditional festivals. Other goals for her break include swimming with her dog in the river and enjoying summer fruit before she returns to the U.S. and transfers to a four-year university. Read more

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Embracing Diversity: A Journey as an International Student Worker on Campus

In her fourth post, student blogger Mai (Maya) Goto from Japan talks about her job on campus at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). She loves hearing new languages during her work shifts and talking to people from various backgrounds. Plus, “food is a universal language and as a college student at TMCC, I've had the chance to embark on a culinary expedition right here on campus,” says Maya. Read more

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Embracing Change: My Farewell to SRJC and Greetings to New Adventures

Haruna Matsuoka, an international student from Japan at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), is in her final semester and plans to transfer to a California State University (CSU) school, shares her experiences in the U.S. and her first trip back to Japan in two years. Haruna chose SRJC for its sports medicine program, influenced by her background in cross-country skiing and her desire to work in the athletic field. Read more

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Starting a New Year or Starting a New You?

Dylana Camacho Orozco, an international student from Costa Rica, shares her experience of celebrating New Year's traditions from her home country in a new environment. She reflects on the importance of embracing new experiences and the optimism of starting a new semester and year with confidence and renewed aspirations. Read more

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Fall Shenanigans at Green River College

Fall quarter for international students at Green River College was a fun one with events ranging from outdoor hikes and karaoke nights to festive movie screenings and sports tournaments. Blogger Toby Cutts looks back at highlights, including a trip to Huskies Stadium in Seattle, a spooky Haunted House organized by the Asian Student Union, and a Friends-giving Autumn Feast. Read more

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A Wild and Wonderful Thanksgiving

Maya Goto, a student blogger at Truckee Meadows Community College, recounts her extraordinary Thanksgiving experience in the heart of Arizona. Accompanied by her host mother, Maya embarks on a seven-and-a-half-hour drive through Nevada and Arizona, exploring scenic landscapes, the Grand Canyon, and encountering wild donkeys and horses — a surprising highlight of the trip! Read more