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Meet the Outstanding Immigrants Honored at the Washington DC Immigrant Achievement Awards

Filed in American Culture by on April 12, 2017 0 Comments
Meet the Outstanding Immigrants Honored at the Washington DC Immigrant Achievement Awards

On Thursday, April 6, the American Immigration Council hosted the annual Washington DC Immigrant Achievement Awards. As part of the Council’s mission to “strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration,” three extraordinary immigrants were honored for their enormous impact on their communities. The […]

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Celebrating Labor Day and the End of Summer

Filed in American Culture by on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
Celebrating Labor Day and the End of Summer

This national holiday provides families a time to wrap up their summer adventures in preparation for a new school year, workers to take a brief break after the summer work activities and preparations for fall, and individuals to fit in one last vacation before buckling down for fewer hours of sunshine and cooler weather. Want […]

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J-Day: Eat. Play. Give.

Filed in American Culture by on July 27, 2016 0 Comments
J-Day: Eat. Play. Give.

Every year, cultural exchange sponsor organizations all over the United States plan an events to celebrate the power and impact of the international exchange visitor program and also to give back to local communities where exchange visitors are being hosted. This day is known as J-Day, and the Alliance for International Exchange provides resources to […]

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Have You Experienced Culture Shock? This Theory May Explain Why

Filed in American Culture by on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Have You Experienced Culture Shock? This Theory May Explain Why

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a new sojourner throwing yourself into the wide world of international experiences, it is likely that now or in the past you have experienced symptoms of cultural adjustment. This may include a general euphoria when you’ve arrived at your international destination that may dissolve into moments of confusion about […]

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Graduation Traditions in the U.S.

Filed in American Culture by on May 25, 2016 0 Comments
Graduation Traditions in the U.S.

May and June bring a flurry of graduation celebrations across America. Both high school and college seniors mark the end of their studies at commencement ceremonies. Spring commencement is a time to celebrate with family and friends who travel to their graduates’ university to attend a formal ceremony and watch their son, daughter, brother, sister, […]

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What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

Filed in American Culture by on May 6, 2016 0 Comments
What Does Mother’s Day Mean to You?

Mother’s Day is a special day each year where we can honor and celebrate our mothers, as well as other influential mother-like figures in our lives, for the strong and wonderful people that they are. In the United States, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It is a day to recognize and […]

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