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GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND OUR LIVES PART II – WRITTEN BY PANNA FROM CAMBODIA, MIZUKI FROM JAPAN , HANH FROM VIETNAM

In this blog post you will read how the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has impacted our students’s lives and their home countries. Panna from Cambodia: My name is Pannaawattey Chheng, or បញ្ញាវត្តី ឆេង in my native language of Khmer. I’m an international student from Cambodia. I’m so honored to represent my home country in … Continue reading GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND OUR LIVES PART II – WRITTEN BY PANNA FROM CAMBODIA, MIZUKI FROM JAPAN , HANH FROM VIETNAM

GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND OUR LIVES – WRITTEN BY LUYAO FROM CHINA, AYANO FROM JAPAN , NUNO FROM NETHERLANDS

In this blog post you will read how the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has impacted our students's lives and their home countries. Luyao from China: Hello everyone! My name is Luyao Wang and I am an international student from China. When the pandemic first started in China, I was very worried about my family … Continue reading GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND OUR LIVES – WRITTEN BY LUYAO FROM CHINA, AYANO FROM JAPAN , NUNO FROM NETHERLANDS

WALKING THROUGH THE MALAYSIA EDUCATION CULTURE – ATHENA FROM MALAYSIA

“Selamat pagi, cikgu!” which translates to “Good morning, teacher!” is a greeting that every student who grew up within the Malaysian education system is familiar with. This greeting and other similar one is often uttered collectively while standing when a teacher enters a classroom. As this has been a ritual for me for many years, … Continue reading WALKING THROUGH THE MALAYSIA EDUCATION CULTURE – ATHENA FROM MALAYSIA

DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF MALAYSIAN CUISINE – MEIZHI FROM MALAYSIA

Have you eaten yet? Dah Makan ? You eat already ah? 吃料嗎? Malaysians tend to greet people differently. Instead of saying “Hi,” we will ask “have you eaten yet?” It is common to see this phrase as a conversation starter in Malaysia. Malaysia has a rich food culture, with the presence of different cuisines represent … Continue reading DISCOVERING THE WONDERS OF MALAYSIAN CUISINE – MEIZHI FROM MALAYSIA

MY JOURNEY FROM A VILLAGE TO AMERICA – WIWIN HARTINI FROM INDONESIA

“Halo, apa kabar?” is how I say “Hello, how are you?” in my native language which is called Bahasa Indonesia. I was born in a small village in the mountainous area where the majority of people speak Bataknese, my mother’s ethnic language that has a strong and different accent than Bahasa Indonesia. I grew up … Continue reading MY JOURNEY FROM A VILLAGE TO AMERICA – WIWIN HARTINI FROM INDONESIA