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Have Your Drink and Eat It Too

Our International students love the perks that come with studying in America. Especially learning about and understanding American culture! One key facet of American culture, however, is the American ability to take an idea and make it our own. Along these lines I searched around Hancock International College and searched for ways American culture has adapted some amazing ideas that…

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Up in the Air

It’s the start of a new quarter here at Hancock International College and ESL students of all levels want to explore and enjoy what the great city of Irvine has to offer. When you’re half way to the top of University Tower it’s hard to miss the amazing views through the huge windows. If you take a look through the…

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Nighty Night!

With our International Students on break between quarters Hancock International College was a lot quieter than usual, but we need to give our ESL students some down time to recharge their proverbial batteries. When it comes to learning something new, especially a new language, students need a break to reflect on new information and truly absorb what they have learned……

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Is a Horse a Horse?

Today I have a little dose of controversial American history for our ESL students. Of course we here at Hancock International College love to appreciate Horses both wild and domestic. While we visited the Irvine Park Railroad our ESL Students asked about going for a ride on horseback and I realized just how important horses have been to this country’s…

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Ramadan

Hancock International College respects all the amazing cultural and religious practices of our ESL students. This month I thought I’d take a look at a Muslim celebration called Ramadan! On the Muslim calendar, June, the ninth month of the Arabic lunar calendar marks the most special of all occasions. The month of Ramadan! For the entire month of Ramadan Muslims…

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Donuts… Mysteries solved!

Brace yourselves my ESL student friends… Donut Fridays are a sweet tradition here at Hancock International College. Last Friday June 3rd we celebrated National Donut day and I had no idea it even existed! Our ESL Students asked questions like, “Where did Donuts come from?”, and, “Is it spelled Donut or Doughnut?” I heard the call to find answers!  After…

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June Gloom

Many ESL students that come to Hancock International College are new in town, and if they come to Irvine in the spring they might get confused! The gloomy grey skies make them wonder if they are in Washington instead of California! I’ve grown up hearing the phrase, “June Gloom” and I knew what it meant but when our international students…

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Think Inside the Cube!

Our staff always encourages our international students to think critically in their studies and in life. In my ongoing search for amazing things in Orange County I found something educational, fun and close to Hancock International College… when I saw a giant Cube next to the freeway! The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana is an amazing place for adults and…

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Volleyball

After I got the chance to join our international students on our quarterly Hancock International College field trip at the Irvine Park Railroad I couldn’t stop thinking about how much fun everyone had playing Volleyball! Everyone joined in and seemed to have a love and respect for the game. The enthusiasm over playing Volleyball was so widespread that it seemed…

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Let There Be Light!

Our international students always show their curiosity about American culture and I am always excited to accomplish our mission here at Hancock International College to expose our students to American culture and History. As I post some historical news my goal is to highlight some moments that I believe are truly significant in American history! I looked up for inspiration…

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