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August 18, 2006 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
Roger Pinto is a whiz when it comes to electrical engineering. But Heisman trophies, Tommy Trojan and a horse named Traveler? No clue. Which is why Pinto and about 30 other first-year USC international students participated in a football seminar on Thursday to become acclimated with a certain American sport, which engulfs the university each fall. "It was quite interesting," said Pinto, a 23-year-old native of India who begins classes on Monday. "I knew a little bit about American football from the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers, but that was about it."
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November 12, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
For the 11th year in a row, USC enrolled the most foreigners of any U.S. college or university in the 2011-12 school year as rising numbers of Chinese students pursued American education, according to a new study. UCLA was in sixth place nationally. USC hosted 9,269 foreign students, up about 7% from the year before, according to the annual report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the U.S. State Department. UCLA enrolled 6,703 last year, also up about 7%. Other schools in the top 10 were the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Purdue University, Columbia University, Northeastern University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan State University and Ohio State University.
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January 24, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Lee Bregman was hoping to reconnect with his favorite childhood sport and feed a case of World Cup-induced soccer fever in 2006 when he posted an Internet ad seeking players for a Sunday afternoon kick-around. Little did the Irvine resident know that his game would turn into something of a United Nations of pickup soccer, a weekly collision of cultures, religions, personalities, generations and playing styles that has helped more than a few international students assimilate to the U.S. The game also provides a refuge for older immigrants and second-generation Americans who love playing the sport but are leery of playground piranhas who can disrupt the action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2012 | By Rosanna Xia and Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Last year, Ming Qu and Ying Wu set off on a well-trod path for success-seeking Chinese. They left their native country, enrolled at a prestigious American university and plowed toward degrees that could ensure them respect - and a better future - when they returned home. The USC graduate students, focused intently on their electrical engineering program, hunkered down in a neighborhood just west of campus. It was quieter, a better atmosphere for studying, residents said. But it was also widely considered less safe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
From Boston to China and across the Internet, University of California campuses this year are taking unprecedented and potentially controversial steps to recruit out-of-state and international students for the extra revenue and geographic diversity they bring to the cash-strapped system. Most of the nine UC campuses that enroll undergraduates report sending admissions staffers more often this year than in previous years to visit high schools, college admissions fairs and other events outside the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2000 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
The tearoom at the local branch of a Japanese college has a name that translates as "place of tranquillity, far to the east of Japan." Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute is well east of Japan, but it is far from tranquil. The abduction and rapes of two female students on Nov. 11 have traumatized the campus and upset many in this eastern Washington city. Part of the uproar concerns police response.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT and JOHN CANALIS and CHRISTINE CASTRO
Orange Coast College has enrolled a record 939 international students for the fall semester. When the international student program began 14 years ago, 38 students were enrolled. In 1997, the number was 816. Orange Coast is in the top dozen of the nation's 1,200 community colleges in attracting students from other countries. "Our goal, over the next five years, is to move into the top five schools nationally," said Saeeda Wali Mohammed, director of the International Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and LISA ADDISON and DEBRA CANO and JOHN POPE
Orange Coast College has achieved its goal of enrolling more international students this year, pushing the total to 874 students. Last year, the college enrolled 784 international students. International students are coveted by American colleges and universities because they bring worldwide perspective to the classroom and pay higher tuition, officials said. Foreign students pay $139 a unit compared with the $13 a unit that California residents pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1995 | STEPHANIE BROMMER
Host families are being sought to participate in outings and activities with international students attending Cal Lutheran University. The university's International Friendship Program pairs international students with families in the Conejo Valley. The students, who speak English, will not reside with host families. Families and students will be paired based on common interests and activities.
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January 28, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Fees for foreign students will increase by more than 20% next school year in the Saddleback Community College District, an action that some worry might keep international students away. In a 5-2 vote, the district Board of Trustees approved increasing the fee for out-of-state and foreign residents from $104 to $105 per unit.
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