Tag: International

Humans of Dijon: Pascale Ducamin

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon: Pascale Ducamin

(Pascale is a French professor at the Université de Bourgogne) Je suis contre les stéréotypes qui sont transmis souvent par le media ou par les rumeurs stupides…etc.  J’ai beaucoup voyage du monde et j’ai toujours remarqué ca j’ai des images forcement avant de partir et quand j’arriver dans le pays, ce n’est pas forcement comme […]

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Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

| March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon: Stéphan Dugois

Meet Stéphan Dugois: French professor extraordinaire and lover of humor, culture, and humanity. “*Je ne parle pas l’anglais très bien, mais je peux dire: Move your body, shake that ass.  Do you like my French accent?” (He laughs at himself as he asks this).   * I don’t speak English very well, but I can say:…  ~ […]

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Humans of Dijon

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Humans of Dijon

« J’ai choisi venir ici apprende le français parce que j’ai devenue plus et plus intéressée sur apprendre une deuxième langue, spécialement parce qu j’avais travaillé en Chine, mais je voudrais travailler entre la France et la Japon. » “I chose to come here to learn French because I became more and more interested in learning a […]

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Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

| November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

For the first time in history, a foreign-born driver has clinched a NASCAR national series championship. On Saturday night under the lights during the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suárez drove the race of his lifetime. The Monterrey, Mexico native led the field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost […]

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New Year’s traditions around the globe

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
New Year’s traditions around the globe

Each and every year, at the end of the year, Americans gather together in celebration for the New Year. Even though we each have our own corky traditions, it’s about the same from house to house in the United States. Champagne, confetti and party hats are sold off the shelves in just about every store. […]

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Laia Raventós: Spanish Sensation

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Laia Raventós: Spanish Sensation

In Halton Arena on a brisk October night during Charlotte’s annual basketball madness, the newest Charlotte 49er, 18-year-old Spanish international Laia Raventós glides into the spotlight as an unfamiliar Niner Nation welcomes her with enthusiastic cheers and emphatic clapping. She is 5’7”, her straightened brown hair gleams in the vibrant white light. She smiles proudly. […]

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Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travel Tuesday: celebrating diversity

One thing that I really care about is perspectives. I love learning how other people think and act in situations, especially if it differs from what I would do. As a Religion major, I usually get my fill, but then it was time for the 39th annual UNCC International Festival. I was delighted. As I […]

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Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Travel Tuesday: a home away from home

As international students we are constantly reminded of the fact that some time in our stay abroad, we will experience a period of time called the “hostility phase.” In this phase, we will be so home-sick and so culture-shocked that all we will want to do in retreat into our rooms, listen to the saddest […]

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REVIEW: Is the Herban Legend worth the price?

| September 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
REVIEW: Is the Herban Legend worth the price?

Many UNC Charlotte students had the opportunity to try out some food from The Herban Legend food truck, a new addition to UNC Charlotte located right outside of Prospector. Brian Seeley, Herban Legend chef, gave me a pretty good insight about what his truck is all about. “The Herban Legend is a gourmet food truck, […]

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International student Jingjing Zhao sees ‘big picture’ at UNC Charlotte

| February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
International student Jingjing Zhao sees ‘big picture’ at UNC Charlotte

Some newcomers to the U.S. seek American dreams of prosperity and new opportunity. One international student at UNC Charlotte dreams even bigger. “I have personal international dreams. I want to travel around the world and have experiences firsthand—not just from a book or TV. I want to live with the local people and experience the […]

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