International Student Blogs

We are pleased to introduce a new series of blogs written by current MiraCosta students for students around the world.  These blogs are written through the eyes of students. Jump in and introduce yourself and tell us what you want to hear.

Current Bloggers

Blogger Yu walking on beach carrying tacos Yu from Japan

Hello, I am Yu. I was born in China, but my family moved to Japan when I was 6 years old. I was an easygoing student who did not care to study hard. But I have changed since I come to study at MiraCosta. I like my studies and have become my responsible for myself. I study business and will major in international economics at a 4-year university.

Blogger Suzanne wearing a hat and smiling Suzanne from Brazil

I am Suzanne from Brazil in my second semester studying Horticulture. To learn about sustainable agriculture opens my mind alot. Before coming to the United States I worked in business with 10-years experience in various types of markets (beverages, banking, but mostly cosmetics) but I had a dream to head my career towards sustainability. Here I am! I would love to share with you some tips from this journey as a student and student worker that might encourage you to say YES to study abroad.

Blogger matias looking sideways at camera Matias from Switzerland

Hello everyone! My name is Matias but everyone calls me Mati. I am 20 years old and lived a majority of my life in Switzerland, and now I live in sunny Calfornia. Looking back, moving her is definitely one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I study Business Administration and my goal is to transfer to California State University San Marcos. Learning at MiraCosta will help me evolve after my studies as an entrepreneur which is exciting to me. I love spending time outdoors. My favorite activities is skateboarding, soccer as well as fashion and design.

Previous Bloggers


Alex from California
Hi, my name is Alex and I have been a student at Mira Costa College for 3 semesters. My major is engineering mostly due to being better at doing math than other subjects. My current goal is to finish all of my general classes required to earn an Associates Art degree before transferring. My hobbies include biking, cooking, and video games. Since coming to Mira Costa I’ve managed to join a club and make more friends than I thought I would.


Nhi from Vietnam
My name is Nhi Tran,  people call me "Nee". I am from Hue, Vietnam where originally delicious spicy beef noodle comes from. I have been in California since December 2014, and started school at Miracosta College in the beginning of 2015. Besides school, I love playing basketball, listening to music, and singing. I enjoy living in California because I am in love with the weather and the diversity here. People come from a lot of countries all over the world bringing their own cultures and languages to make California diverse. Living in a new country teaches me how to live well independently, how to take care of myself, how to be organized on things and how to make friends. I hope I will have a wonderful time and be successful in the United States!

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Lee from California
I am 26 years old as of this posting, but will turn 27 this November. I am originally from the state of Florida, but moved to the state of California in February 2012. I started attending MiraCosta College in August of 2015. I am double majoring in both Dance and Sociology. My goal is to graduate in Spring of 2019 with an Associate's degree in Dance andin Sociology, and then transfer to either University of California Los Angeles, or University of California, Irvine for a concentration in both Latin Ballroom, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. I am also very active on campus! I am part of my school's student governing body, the Associated Student Government of Miracosta, as well as President and Co-Founder of the K-Pop Club. I also am president of a group that represents a specific group of students at the California state level of legislation

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Delia from Cameroon
Hi! I from the beautiful continent of Africa specifically from Cameroon. A lot of tourist who travel around the world will describe Cameroon as "Africa miniature" because it exhibit all the major climates and vegetation of the Africa continent. I am an accounting student, I am also part of the MiraCosta Honor Scholar program. I love playing volleyball especially on a sandy beach. I go to the beach and relax almost every weekend that really helps. After-all, it is always summer time in California!!! so why not enjoy the beautiful beaches.  I sometimes go hiking and camping with my friends that is fun. . The US is amazingly beautiful I get to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds every day that is really cool. I love the diversity of the Californian people.

Miku from Japan

Miku from Japan
Hi! I'm Miku, Mira Costa international student from Japan. My major is liberal arts with an area of emphasis in business and technology. I've been here for one year. My hobbies are rock climbing and playing the piano. I love to hang out with my friends from a lot of countries!

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Amandine from France
Hello from the other side! I'm Amandine and I'm from France. I have been studying in the U.S at MiraCosta College for over one year and I love it! Do you want to be part of the adventure and be an international student? Come check out my blog to learn more about MiraCosta and how to get here to MiraCosta College in Southern California.

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Duyen from Vietnam
My name is Duyen Nguyen, and I am from Vietnam, which is a beautiful and peaceful country. I am very proud of being an international student blogger who can help another international students especially Vietnamese students to have ideas about how you can enjoy your life and school in the US. This is the third semester that I attend to MiraCosta College as an full time student with chemistry major because I really love science. Also, I love reading detective novels whenever I am free, and I love experience new things and challenge myself by coming to the US for school. You can be the one who will explore yourself and have a lot of amazing experience as an international student. I am willing to share my experience and help you answer that you have.

Xiaochen from China

Xiaochen from China
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!

Maiko blogger

Maiko from Japan
Hi! My name is Maiko. I am an international student from Tokyo, Japan. I have been in America for 2 years. This is my second year at MiraCosta studying business administration. I like dancing, skiing, watching movies, and going to the beach with my friends.

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Connor from China
Aloha, I am your dear Chinese friend Connor. I have been study in MCC for almost three years, and I truly loved this campus a lot! From my blog, you will know how to survive in the crazy test and quiz. From my blog, you will find the best way to explore your wildness in U.S. From my blog, you will be able to know all the "life hack" to be succeed in college.

Blogger Annie

Annie from China
Hello everyone! My nam is Xu, but you can call me Annie which may be easier for you to pronounce. I am from KaiFeng, China. I have been in California about 1 year. First I studied at Kaplan International Language School in downtown San Diego then came to MiraCosta College, which is an amazing school with friendly students and staff. If you have any questions about MiraCosta, you can ask me!

Sarah blogger

Sarah from Germany
Hi students of the world! My name is Sarah and I'm from Germany. I've been studying business administration for three semesters and love it! Southern California is one of the best places to live and study. Ready my blog and find out why you should enroll at MiraCosta College.

Sam Blogger

Serdar from Turkmenistan
Hi there, my name is Serdar and I am from Turkmenistan (Republic of the Former Sovient Union). You can call me Sam as it will be easier to communicate. This is my second year at MiraCosta. After completing my studies here, I plan to transfer to a CSU which means a California State University. If someone has any questions regarding the college, feel free to write to me. I can also write in Russian if you prefer to communicate.

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Mary's blog
Hello, my name is Jingru Yang, and Mary is the English name I started using since the 3rd grade. I am originally from Xi'an, China, which in my mind is a very historical city with modern inventions. I have been in America for three years. I started as an exchange high school student and stayed in New Mexico. I decided to finish my high school year in Pennsylvania. Currently, I am completing my Sophomore year at MiraCosta College and study Economics. Coming from a foreign country, I have been through many challenges and difficulties such as language weakness, financial issues, transportation, and so on. I would be very glad to answer and help any of you who have questions about studying in the United States.

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Jenny's blog
Hello everyone! My name is Evgeniya or you can call me Jenny. This is my 3rd year being an international student at MiraCosta College. I am from Novosibirsk, Russia. I have been living in the US for 3 years now. Before transferring to MiraCosta College, I finished high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am majoring in International Business. A little bit about my hobbies - I love snowboarding and everything related to winter sports. Going to the beautiful beach in California is another favorite hobby.

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Mari's blog
Oi! My name is Marília, but you can call me Mari. I was born and raised in Brazil, and moved to the U.S in 2010. I've lived in Seattle, Virginia, Washington D.C., and now I'm settled in wonderful sunny SoCal. I enjoy to read, go to the beach, have movie nights with my friends, and Skype with family in Brazil. My major is Psychology and currently I'm on my second semester at MiraCosta!