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Getting to Know a J-1: Joyce Bouwens

Filed in Exchange Visitor Spotlight by on December 8, 2014 0 Comments
Getting to Know a J-1: Joyce Bouwens

Name: Joyce Bouwens Training Location: Gainesville, Texas Originally From: The Netherlands What have you found most surprising about America? The people are very warm and welcoming. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? Everything is bigger in Texas: big trucks, their love for fried food and BBQ! What did you find to be true or false […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Vladislav Haralampiev

Filed in Exchange Visitor Spotlight by on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Getting to Know a J-1: Vladislav Haralampiev

Name: Vladislav Haralampiev Training Location: San Francisco, California Originally From: Bulgaria What have you found most surprising about the U.S.? First three things that come to my mind: People work harder the U.S. than in Bulgaria. The weather in San Francisco is very nice. From what people tell me, this is year round. And after visiting the […]

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How Baseball Echoes U.S. Immigration Patterns and Social History

Filed in American Culture by on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
How Baseball Echoes U.S. Immigration Patterns and Social History

By John Rebstock. Sports are an integral part of world culture, and it’s impossible to go anywhere without coming across a local game. Canadians are known for loving hockey, Southeast Asia and the West Indies for cricket, and most of the rest of the world for association football, but America’s National Pastime is baseball. Baseball […]

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How It Felt to Return Home After My J-1 Experience

Filed in American Culture by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
How It Felt to Return Home After My J-1 Experience

Heinke Conrad was J-1 Participant in Billerica, MA. She is originally from Germany. Before describing how it felt to come home to Germany after working in the United States, I should mention that I had visited Germany twice during my 18 month stay as a trainee in the field of biology in the Boston area. […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Tausifa Hasin Tajalli

Filed in Exchange Visitor Spotlight by on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Getting to Know a J-1: Tausifa Hasin Tajalli

Current Location: Seattle, WA Originally From: Bangladesh Where are you currently working? In Business Development at the Starbucks Corporation What have you found most surprising about America? All people seem rich. Even the living standard of the dogs seems higher than mine! What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? People don’t use […]

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My Life in Utah and Georgia

Filed in Exchange Visitor Reflections by on July 28, 2014 0 Comments
My Life in Utah and Georgia

Mayur Shukla is from Bilimora, Gujarat, India and is completing a training program in microbiology in Springdale, UT. I arrived in Utah last year on Thanksgiving Day. At first sight, I was really amazed to see the beautiful mountains. It was almost fall, and I saw snow covering the mountain tops and it was very pretty! It […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Nadine Hartung

Filed in Exchange Visitor Spotlight by on July 11, 2014 1 Comment
Getting to Know a J-1: Nadine Hartung

Current Location: New York City Originally From: Germany What have you found most surprising about America? America’s diversity really surprised me. What’s the strangest thing you’ve observed while on your visit? A strange and one of my best experiences was watching the sold out Rangers game in Yankee stadium while it was snowing and ice […]

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Getting to Know a J-1: Isaac Safdie

Filed in Exchange Visitor Spotlight by on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Getting to Know a J-1: Isaac Safdie

Current location: Boston, MA Originally from: Brazil. What one thing would you like America to adopt from your home? The passion for soccer. What has been your least favorite part about your experience here? The winter was pretty bad. I never experienced something like that. Someone you know from back home is coming to America […]

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What Graduation Means to an American Student

Filed in American Culture by on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
What Graduation Means to an American Student

Each spring, tens of thousands of young people graduate from high schools across America. It is the culmination of 12 years of education and marks the beginning of young adulthood. To give you a sense of what graduation means to one American teen, Lorenza Ramirez has written up her thoughts for J1Journeys. After reading please […]

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