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Indonesians mark New Year with fireworks, family gathering

Indonesians mark New Year with fireworks, family gathering

December 12, 2017

The fireworks represent the need to make a change and release the past, a tradition that has deep meaning among modern Indonesia.

Conversation partner program offers students insight other cultures

Conversation partner program offers students insight other cultures

December 12, 2017

“It’s easy to judge a culture from far away... but once you are in it, once you have a friend then it’s whole different story,” Hopp said.

International New Year’s Traditions

International New Year’s Traditions

November 13, 2017

...in Nigeria, New Year’s is truly the time to forget the past with many people taking vows to end rivalries and turn past foes into friends.

International student sees hurdles in applying for foundation scholarship

International student sees hurdles in applying for foundation scholarship

October 19, 2017

Pierce College Foundation has funded bunch of dollars into a scholarship and all students should try to apply for it — even international students.

Li’s goal: Make more friends

Li’s goal: Make more friends

October 19, 2017

...she does not let a language barrier stop her from pursuing opportunities on campus. As an engagement senator in Student Life, she has a major responsibility.

What is your Halloween?

What is your Halloween?

October 18, 2017

...besides Halloween, variety of traditions and customs has been made to honor decease love ones and ancestors.

Filipinos celebrate family, ancestors during Halloween events

Filipinos celebrate family, ancestors during Halloween events

October 18, 2017

...knock on the doors and scream out “trick or treat!,” that won’t happen in Philippines. The event is more quiet and religious.

Conversation Partner Program

Conversation Partner Program

September 26, 2017

The English Conversation Partners Program pairs non-native English speakers with native English spea...

New Year’s Traditions Around the World

New Year’s Traditions Around the World

January 18, 2017

On December 31st, millions of Americans will kiss their sorrows away at midnight, praying for a more bl...

What Joyce Yeung had found as being an ambassador was a pleasure of helping international students

What Joyce Yeung had found as being an ambassador was a pleasure of helping international students

October 19, 2016

Recently, the International Education Department hired new international student ambassadors. I sat dow...

International Students experienced the Halloween pumpkin patch

International Students experienced the Halloween pumpkin patch

October 19, 2016

On October 12, 18 international students attended the pumpkin patch at the Schilter Family Farm in Olympia w...

Conversation partners exchange languages as well as their friendships

Conversation partners exchange languages as well as their friendships

October 19, 2016

The 2016 Fall Conversation Partner Program orientation was held on October 14, 3:00 to 4:00pm at the HEC Pierce C...

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