International Insights

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE IN A HOMESTAY In my own experience, studying abroad can be absolutely terrifying. International students have to adjust to cultural differences and overcome language barriers all while tolerating the loneliness of being on their own […]

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SCC’s Very Own Rocket Man

FROM VIETNAM TO WASHINGTON. NEXT STOP, SPACE. Harry Phan wants to build a spaceship for interstellar colonization. He says he’s not at the construction phase yet, but he’s making progress, taking classes to become an astronautical engineer. It’s a difficult […]

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Making Home Away From Home

SECRET SUCCESSES OF THE INTERNATIONAL PEER MENTORS Go ask an international student if they know what the International Peer Mentors (IPMs) are and almost 100 percent of them would certainly answer “yes.” In fact, IPMs are the first recognizable students […]

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Dating Across Cultures

THE COMMUNICATION STRUGGLE IS REAL A while back, one of my American friends texted me on Messenger and said, “Seriously, I really like you.” I was puzzled and thought, “Does he mean he likes my personality or likes me romantically?” […]

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Best of Both Worlds

4.0 ATHLETE’S SECRET TO SUCCESS Upon opening the door to the gym, you’ll find three pictures hanging on the wall to represent SCC’s student athletes with the highest individual GPAs. Qin “Kim” Wang, is one of these athletes. Wang is […]

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Border Insecurity

SCC STUDENT DETAINED BY ICE When international student Jungeun “Rachel” Kim re-entered the U.S. from Canada in January, she had what she thought was an easy mission: to get her student status renewed. However, the mission turned out to be […]

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