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Intelligence, Hard Work and Luck

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Laura Arias Fernandez smiles brightly when asked if she’s decided where she’s going after Columbia International College.  With her love for computer science and physics she says, “I’m going to the University of Minnesota for Computer Engineering.” Laura came from Spain three years ago to pursue her education abroad in Canada.  She looked into schools and found that CIC had…

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40th Anniversary Essay Scholarship Winner

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  In celebration of CIC’s 40th Anniversary milestone, students were invited to submit an essay on how CIC will impact their future selves at 40 years old.  The first prize winner would receive $10,000 with 50% donated to their charity of choice.  The scholarship was given by the Columbia International Scholarship Endowment Fund.  The foundation is a registered charity that…

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A Family’s Accomplishment

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Incredible achievements are constantly happening at Columbia International College, whether big or small.  For Mariano Garcia Duenas Carrion, he notably received the Best Delegate Award and the Delegates Award at New York’s Model UN Conference in 2019.  The Model UN team had been training for this conference twice a week since August of 2018.  These awards were given to him…

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Student achieves success and more

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2 years ago, seventeen year old Carmen Li came to Columbia International College to pursue her education abroad.  What she found was the opportunity to challenge herself academically as well as, developing her own personal growth.  With a big smile on her face, Carmen has successfully been admitted to study at the University of Hong Kong. Carmen’s average of 91.4%…

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Google Classroom: Columbia International College as a Digital School

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Beginning in January 2019, Columbia teachers and students will take part in a pilot program using Google Classroom as a learning management system and digital classroom platform. Through the Classroom page and app, students have 24-7 access to all of their learning materials in addition to the applications offered through GSuite; Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Calendar, Sites, Chats, Forms,…

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The Cedar Building Student Garden Blossoms

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This year students at Cedar building, with the lead of Ms. Keylin (Student Development ESL coordinator) and the help of teachers and staff, planted, maintained and harvested vegetables and herbs that were not only used for various class activities and lunch time activities but also to support our community. Ms. Keylin contacted Wellwood Home, a neighboring charity organization, and offered…

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