Thursday, December 8, 2016

Final tips!

Hi, how are you guys doing? The fall semester 2016 comes to an end, the final week is coming next week!! However, don't be overstressed, just relax and apply your knowledge to the final exam. Here are some final tips for you guys.

First, check your final schedule on MiraCosta College website, give yourself enough time to find parking place, make sure you bring the pencil and Scantron(if needed).

Second, the weekend before the final week is always a good time to review, but don't stay up to late. You should believe yourself and be confident, just go to sleep early and get ready for the exam.

Third, if you feel stressed, there are some ways to relieve stress. Trying to listen some music, drinking a cup of tea, sleeping better. Doing these will help you a lot.

After the final exam, it is winter break!! How exciting is it. If you plan to go back your country or travel out of America, don't forget to go to international office with your I-20.

Good luck to your final, guys! And have a wonderful winter break.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How to success in MiraCosta College by Xiaochen

Hi, how are you guys doing? I believe everyone comes to College for a reason. But why MiraCosta College? Because MiraCosta college can make your goals come true. If you want to be successful, either get an AA education or transfer to 4 year university, then MiraCosta is the right place for you.

Counseling center is here to help!!

When you come to MiraCosta, maybe you have a plan in your mind. If you don't have, don't worry. You can always ask for help from our professional counselors. The Counseling Center offers personal counseling to assist every student in developing academic goals and major. Also it is very convenient. For general question, you can just drop in, there is no need to make appointment. If you have academic problems, you can make an appointment. If your schedule is very tight, you can use the online live support. Looking for more information, just visit our counseling website.

Tutoring center is here to help!!

Sometimes, you are confused about academic questions. Except asking for help to your professor, you can always go to tutoring center and get help for FREE. The tutoring center is available for 130 courses, the schedule is from Monday to Friday, through day and evening hours. Just make an appointment with the tutoring center and choose your tutor, you can get free help. How exciting is it! MiraCosta also offers online tutoring, so you can get help in everywhere. Looking for more information, check the tutoring center website.

Career center is here to help!!

When you are clear about your goal, you may want to find a job to support your tuition or get some working experience. MiraCosta always offers a lot of job opportunities to students! You can find on-campus job, Internship, or off campus work through Optional Practical Training.  Just make an appointment with one of the excellent staff in career center, they will help you find the right job for you. Also they will help you with resume and cover letter. They want every student to be successful in career. Looking for more information and event, check our career center website.

With all these professional and perfect resources from MiraCosta College, you can be successful in study and career area. You are not alone when you study abroad, there are many excellent staff to help you and make your dream come true!! Come to MiraCosta College, let us help you!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How to transfer from MiraCosta College to 4 year university (focus on the process of applying) by Xiaochen

Hi guys, I am a Chinese student who have been studied in MiraCosta College for two and half years. I have a great experience here and I really love the teaching style in MiraCosta College, which is small class. After I finish my general education in here, I have to transfer to four-year university. So I will start to working on my application this year during October to November!

I believe many international students want to transfer to 4 year university from MiraCosta College! Then it is the time!! So today I gonna show you guys about how to apply the CSU university.

When you fulfill the requirement, just wait for the apply
date. Remember transferring to CSU is October 1 -
November 30. Choose your ideal university. And one tip
for you guys: when you apply the university, try to apply
at least three universities. Giving yourself more chances to get in a good university.

Let's take a look about the application page. This is where you gonna apply the unviersity. The website is  First step is create an account, make sure your email is correct. Because the university will inform you through your email. Second, fill up the information they need. Third, apply and make a payment.

Remember the workshop for transferring is always very helpful!!! As an international student, when you fill out the forms, there will be some questions that you feel confused. The best way is to go to workshop, they are professional and patient. You can check the events for workshop in MiraCosta College website:
After applying for transfer, what you have to do is waiting for the
good news and then enjoy your university!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How To Celebrate Chinese Moon Festival in Miracosta by Xiaochen.

Moon Festival is a traditional festival in China. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night, it is September 15 in 2016. So on September 14, 2016, Aubrey kuan who is the Advisor for international club&Chinese club hold a small party to celebrate the Moon festival.

The Festival is held in Child Development Center in MiraCosta. Because there are many cute kids celebrate the Moon Festival with us. They perform a show named The Archer and The SunIt is a traditional Chinese story. Because this story is connect with the Moon Festival, so these little kids tell this story to let more people get to know Moon Festival. 

Then we have a Chinese student to sing. He sings three songs with guitar in front of the audience. After he sings, the Moon Festival is come to the end. 

In the end, we move to the amazing part: 
eating moon cakes. Moon cakes are traditional Chinese food. We have many different kinds of moon cakes. In China, eating moon cakes is one way to celebrate Moon Festival too. 

At last, the photographer took a photo for all Chinese students. The meaning of Moon festival is gather all Chinese students and don't let anyone feel alone when they far away from home! This is how we celebrate Chinese Moon Festival in Miracosta, come on and join us! 

Fun thing to do in Oceanside by Xiaochen

Oceanside is a beautiful city, especially this city is near the ocean. If you love the ocean and beach, Oceanside is the place where you do not want to miss.  

Except studying, what can we do in Oceanside? 
For me, the fun thing to do is go fishing in 
Oceanside. This activity won't cost you much
money, also you can stay close to the ocean. 
How amazing is it!!

Before you guys go fishing, the important thing to know is the rule of fishing in California. First, you need to buy a fishing license. There are two ways to do it. One is buy it online. The website is Another way to do it is buy in Walmart. Notice there has the time limit on the fishing license. If you just want to have a try, you can buy one day only. If you like it, the best choice is buy one year. The fee for nonresident sport fishing is 126.36 (one year).  One-day sport fishing is 15.12. 

After you have you license ready, the next step is choosing a fishing rod. You can buy it in Walmart or fishing tackle shop. Finally, enjoy your fishing day! There are one place that I recommend to you guys: Harbor Beach. The address is 1540 N Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054. You can find a good fishing spot in here. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

About Xiaochen

Hi, I'm Xiaochen. I am an international student in MiraCosta.  I come from China. I have been studying in Miracosta for two years. I really enjoy and love Miracosta. My major is accounting. I love watching movies and listening music. When I'm free, I also love to go to the beautiful beach with my friends!