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A New Semester!





ยินดีต้อนรับ (yin dee dtôn ráp)

(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً

歡迎光臨 [欢迎光临] (huānyíng guānglín)

स्वागत (svāgat)


ようこそ (yōkoso)


Hoan nghênh


A new year, a new semester and a new page to begin with. Welcome to the spring semester of 2018. Whether you are a returning student or fresh on the boat, I’m excited to share this semester with you.

Last semester I started off with a quote each week, and this semester I thought I’d change it up a little bit. I, like many of you, am from another country and I speak another language, Afrikaans. I thought it would be fun to share one word with you each week and who knows, you might end up enjoying learning something you never thought of.

Some of you enjoy socializing with every person you walk past while others walk from class to class and never get to know anyone. College not only teaches you skills and knowledge, but you build social skills and sometimes meet your best friend who might be from a different country.

I encourage you to stop and smell the flowers, learn a new word from a stranger, join in on the many events the college offers from volunteer fairs to ASLP open houses and just experience college to its fullest.

Don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers’ and vloggers’ pages and I am looking forward sharing my spring semester with you.

Enjoy this video from Mr. Bean “Back to School”

Cited work:

Madlene Nel

One part student and one part friend, two parts explorer and four parts drama queen. When you put it all together you’d have a nice apple pie and I just made myself very hungry.

My name is Madlené and I am from South Africa. I have been privileged enough to be able to experience the American culture and get to know a variety of amazing people living here. I enjoy travelling and discovering new places but above all I love meeting new people and learning about their culture while sharing mine as well.

In my free time I enjoy reading a good book or two and of course I am addicted to Netflix (Not my fault . . . it’s those 10 seconds they give you to choose whether you want to go on with the show or stop and I seem to miss clicking the stop button every time). I love writing songs and performing in front of others. Over the weekend I like hanging out with my friends, going to see theatre performances and discovering new places to hike, eat or just to have fun.

 I am majoring in Performance Theatre and want to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.

I am excited to share my college experience with you and I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

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