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This is great!

We've hosted for a year and a half and have LOVED it! Great point about the "good days and bad days." We have found that by loving our student well, and building trust (over time),the bad days are few and far between. She knows when we approach her to have hard discussions about things that aren't working that we have her best interests at heart. That takes time,but if you make the investment you will reap dividends!

This is awesome

Powerful! Suzy is passionate!

Excellent job, Suzy! So proud of you!

I second that, great job!

Yes, great job!

Great job Suzy!

MMC... powerful presentation! From a well spring of experience!

Excellent job Suzy!

love this!

Great job Suzy

Great suzy

Great job!

Well done Suzy!

Thank you all for viewing! If you have more questions please ASK and we will answer them in our next episode. If you are interested in saying YES to hosting - apply today newoasisedu.secure.force.com/HostFamilyApplication/

Suzy, this is fantastic!!!

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2017 Summer Program at Queens University July 5th- July 18th. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/7C1j30cCVMf #globalcanbelocal, #newoasisedu

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Become a Host family to an international student for 2 weeks in Charlotte, NC
Please call Melissa (704) 763 - 0295
or email mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com.
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Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses!  This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus.

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Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses! This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus. ... See MoreSee Less

Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com

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Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education

3 weeks ago

New Oasis is excited to be partnering with the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill for the fall 2017-2018 academic year!

New Oasis is looking for caring and compassionate host families! Submit an inquiry today and let's start a conversation.

newoasisedu.com/homestay360/homestay-inquiry-form/

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New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
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Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
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New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal

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Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
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We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John!

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We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John! ... See MoreSee Less

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Homestay 360 Director, Suzy Fitzpatrick - Episode 1: Frequently Asked Questions ... See MoreSee Less

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This is great!

We've hosted for a year and a half and have LOVED it! Great point about the "good days and bad days." We have found that by loving our student well, and building trust (over time),the bad days are few and far between. She knows when we approach her to have hard discussions about things that aren't working that we have her best interests at heart. That takes time,but if you make the investment you will reap dividends!

This is awesome

Powerful! Suzy is passionate!

Excellent job, Suzy! So proud of you!

I second that, great job!

Yes, great job!

Great job Suzy!

MMC... powerful presentation! From a well spring of experience!

Excellent job Suzy!

love this!

Great job Suzy

Great suzy

Great job!

Well done Suzy!

Thank you all for viewing! If you have more questions please ASK and we will answer them in our next episode. If you are interested in saying YES to hosting - apply today newoasisedu.secure.force.com/HostFamilyApplication/

Suzy, this is fantastic!!!

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2017 Summer Program at Queens University July 5th- July 18th. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/7C1j30cCVMf #globalcanbelocal, #newoasisedu

1 week ago

2017 Summer Program at Queens University July 5th- July 18th. Learn more here: ow.ly/7C1j30cCVMf #globalcanbelocal, #newoasisedu ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education

1 week ago

Become a Host family to an international student for 2 weeks in Charlotte, NC
Please call Melissa (704) 763 - 0295
or email mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com.
... See MoreSee Less

Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses!  This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus.

2 weeks ago

Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses! This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus. ... See MoreSee Less

Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com

2 weeks ago

Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education

3 weeks ago

New Oasis is excited to be partnering with the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill for the fall 2017-2018 academic year!

New Oasis is looking for caring and compassionate host families! Submit an inquiry today and let's start a conversation.

newoasisedu.com/homestay360/homestay-inquiry-form/

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New Oasis International Education updated their profile picture.

New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal

3 weeks ago

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal
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New Oasis International Education updated their cover photo.

New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal

3 weeks ago

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal
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We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John!

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We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John! ... See MoreSee Less

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Homestay 360 Director, Suzy Fitzpatrick - Episode 1: Frequently Asked Questions ... See MoreSee Less

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This is great!

We've hosted for a year and a half and have LOVED it! Great point about the "good days and bad days." We have found that by loving our student well, and building trust (over time),the bad days are few and far between. She knows when we approach her to have hard discussions about things that aren't working that we have her best interests at heart. That takes time,but if you make the investment you will reap dividends!

This is awesome

Powerful! Suzy is passionate!

Excellent job, Suzy! So proud of you!

I second that, great job!

Yes, great job!

Great job Suzy!

MMC... powerful presentation! From a well spring of experience!

Excellent job Suzy!

love this!

Great job Suzy

Great suzy

Great job!

Well done Suzy!

Thank you all for viewing! If you have more questions please ASK and we will answer them in our next episode. If you are interested in saying YES to hosting - apply today newoasisedu.secure.force.com/HostFamilyApplication/

Suzy, this is fantastic!!!

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2017 Summer Program at Queens University July 5th- July 18th. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/7C1j30cCVMf #globalcanbelocal, #newoasisedu

1 week ago

2017 Summer Program at Queens University July 5th- July 18th. Learn more here: ow.ly/7C1j30cCVMf #globalcanbelocal, #newoasisedu ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education

1 week ago

Become a Host family to an international student for 2 weeks in Charlotte, NC
Please call Melissa (704) 763 - 0295
or email mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com.
... See MoreSee Less

Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses!  This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus.

2 weeks ago

Host families will receive a $360 stipend to offset hosting expenses! This July at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. Students will experience a 14-day cultural exchange program that includes: 4-day Summer Camp on the Queens U. campus. ... See MoreSee Less

Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com

2 weeks ago

Host families will receive a $360 stipend for hosting expenses! This July Charlotte, NC. Contact Melissa at mmcdaniel@newoasisedu.com ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education

3 weeks ago

New Oasis is excited to be partnering with the Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill for the fall 2017-2018 academic year!

New Oasis is looking for caring and compassionate host families! Submit an inquiry today and let's start a conversation.

newoasisedu.com/homestay360/homestay-inquiry-form/

#GlobalCanBeLocal ... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education updated their profile picture.

New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal

3 weeks ago

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal
... See MoreSee Less

New Oasis International Education updated their cover photo.

New Oasis International Education

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal

3 weeks ago

Through an ever-expanding network of private schools and local communities across the U.S., New Oasis has developed a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of today’s international students, including private high school study, college admission counseling ,a homestay network, student academic career management, and cultural exchange.
#globalcanbelocal
... See MoreSee Less

We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John!

1 month ago

We are so proud of this young man, John Wei with Westminster Schools of Augusta. He received the Diplomat Award. This award is given to a student who promotes cultural exchange by engaging in the school community for purpose of exchanging ideas, enriching the community through cultural interaction, and assisting other students to excel academically, socially and spiritually. Keep up the good work, John! ... See MoreSee Less

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认识和管控思乡之情;第一部分,来自一位教育家的观点

认识和管控思乡之情;第一部分,来自一位教育家的观点   思乡之情(思乡病)就是一种生病的感觉,当一个人远离自己的家乡,家庭,朋友,以及他们全部熟悉的人,它的痛苦就像骨头断裂、心碎一样。不过,这个情况并非不可治愈,随着在异地感受到的小小的贴心关怀和来自自己的勇气,我们可以通过树立自信心及建立起对生活积极乐观甚至冒险的精神的人生观来战胜思乡病。 每个学生都可能表现出自己不同的想家的症状,但这里有一些常见的蛛丝马迹: 把自己关起来,花很多的时间待在自己的卧室而远离住家,很内向和安静; 卫生状况突然发生变化; 放弃上学、不做作业,学习成绩下降,并且不愿意去改善它; 缺乏体育兴趣和爱好,总是火灾过去的时光里; 体重突然增加或减少; 改变饮食习惯; 容易情绪化,总是高兴不起来或者情绪爆发; 出现一些非理性的行为。   那如何治疗思乡病呢?作为一个饱受思乡之情折磨的国际留学生,我可以告诉你,治疗来自于决不放弃,提醒自己你可以常常回家。“一步一个脚印”、“一天前进一步”的做法,看似简单,但它是有效的。同学们应该提醒自己在美国学习的时间是短暂的,不要只盯着国内的朋友和家人在做什么,而应该拥抱和接受现在的每一刻。这些鼓励的话应该来自学校和家里受学生信任的大人,他们应该持续不断且真诚地鼓励学生。   所有的同学都应该在新的学年开始时寻找一位值得信赖的老师、住家父母,以及新绿洲的地区代表,而这些被同学所信任的大人应当给予同学足够的关注和帮助,特别是刚开学的第一周,让同学在需要时能马上找到他们。这样做,会让同学们感觉到更加舒适和放得开。缓解思乡之情最好的办法就是当学生感到舒适的时候能够与他们有相同经历或能够理解他们的人公开地讲出自己的感受。   作为一个教育工作者,当同学们因为想家而哭泣并表达要回国的决心时,我花了很多的午饭时间和备课时间和他们坐在一起。通常,哭是非常容易宣泄也是所需要的。学生可以在我跟他们的聊天当中找到平和的感觉和安慰。我总是发现,学生们需要倾诉自己的感受,并得到理解,以及为他们提供学习和生活上的建议。   关于克服思乡之情,我这里有一些建议给学生、寄宿家庭和老师: 记住,你留学的时间实际上是很短的,你将很快和你的朋友家人见面; 找一个你值得信赖的人和他一起分享你的感受,不用担心语言问题或不能完美地表达自己的想法,不要担心觉得自己很情绪化; 保持忙碌但适度。不要给自己过高的要求,或给自己一些不切实际的期望; 找到一种热情,一种爱好;尝试一些新的东西! 休息好。睡眠有助于一切!记住,操作第二语言是非常累的!当你感觉到累和不知所措的时候一定会想家的; 健康饮食,均衡膳食; 注意保持健康和作出负责任的选择。 记住控制好父母对你期望的压力…你只是人类! 感觉不知所措?深呼吸,放松。如果压力太大时,一定要与一个关心你并可以信任的成年人分享你的问题; 引导教职员和寄宿家庭理解这种可能发生的思乡之情,并让学生放心他们会帮助学生们管理好这样的情绪; 用第二语言表达自己内心的忧虑是困难的,而且学生有时还不能充分解释是什么在困扰着他们。最严重的情况下,尽可能找一个能讲母语的人。实在不行,至少要找一个有耐心和能够理解他们语言表达的问题的人。   如果你没有在一个完全不同的语言和文化的国度生活,你不可能真正体会到我们的学生在美国的经历,也不可能真正体会我们的学生通过自己的方式在美国生活的第一周。但是,当用我们所提供的技能和支持克服了思乡之情后,我们的学生将会到达更高的人生层面,用他们所发掘的自己的勇气和自信更好地面对生活的挑战。 关于我们的代表老师:珍妮弗·莫里希是新绿洲国际教育东北部的地区代表,她曾在中学教授英语、德语、ESL课程,还曾担任宾夕法尼亚州一所私立中学的国际学生项目主任和美国政府SEVIS系统在该校的负责人。拥有丰富的与国际学生的相处经验。  

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学生成就:Zejun Wei

新绿洲希望大家来认识下阿伦敦中央学校的Zejun Wei同学。昨天,Zejun在宾州,伯利恒的 Friends of Music Outstanding Young Artists Recital 2014上进行了演出。自从1966年开始,The Friends of Music会每年在理海谷举办音乐竞赛。Zejun是个钢琴演奏者,在此次竞赛中赢得了第一名。评审老师评价道Zejun是他们有史以来看过的最接近专业水平的。Zejun是个极具天赋的演奏者。恭喜Zejun!

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学生排名超全美25% 盖斯托尼亚, 北卡州-3月12日,2014年。 2月19日,2014年,盖斯顿中学的三名国际学生参加了第15届全美数学竞赛。他们是Doris Chen(10年级),Lilith Tang(9年级)和Grace Wang(10年级)。学生们为地方,区域和国家级别的奖项进行了角逐。三个学生都赢得了全美排名前25%。Grace Wang赢得了盖斯顿中学的第一名,而且进入了全国排名前10%。 根据Steven Dunbar教授、全美数学竞赛的主任的讲述,AMC 12(1950年第一次提供)和AMC 10(2000年第一次提供)是由全美数学协会通过他们的项目,全美数学竞赛,赞助的一系列竞赛的一部分。全美数学竞赛只举办全美数学竞赛,包括全美奥林匹克数学竞赛,全美中学生奥林匹克数学竞赛和学期项目奥林匹克数学竞赛。从这些学生中,举办方会选取最具竞争力的美国团队参加全球最具盛名的奥林匹克数学竞赛。 高中生数学竞赛会在各个学校间进行。目的是通过在有限时间里解决问题的友好竞争,来培养学生对数学的兴趣,从中培养有天赋的学生。在2013年,有来自4200所学校的22万个学生参加了AMC 10和AMC 12竞赛。由于比赛分数还在统计中,更多的消息会在接下来的几周公布。 ### 本新闻由盖斯顿中学编辑。

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新绿洲举行了“如何在高中获得成功”的研讨会

上周, 新绿洲国际教育在美国总部附近的华盛顿地区举行了第一场关于如何在美国高中获得成功的研讨会。研讨会的目的是希望帮助指导新绿洲学生关于大学申请流程和了解常见的大学申请误区。新绿洲住家协调员Dahl Evartt带领了15名Cape Henry的学生从弗吉尼亚比奇地区参加了这次研讨会,为期2天。 受认证的大学顾问Nancy Levonian辅导一些优秀的学生成功的进入到了全国一些优秀的大学,Ms.Levonian帮助学生清楚的认识到他们的高中学习目的以及规划如何达到他们的目标。   8个小时的研讨会包括以下主题内容: 介绍高中成功途径 课程 性格 经历:课外活动和研究项目 学生规划及演示 在研讨会的最后,学生们分别写了各自4年的高中学习规划,并在最后一天与大家一起分享和展示了自己的计划。学生们参加过这次活动后,获得了非常宝贵的建议,有助于提升他们的高中成绩,并做好大学申请的相关准备。 晚上,Cape Henry的学生参加了新绿洲组织的中国新年庆祝活动晚宴,并且学生们也即兴表演了节目。   研讨会总结 “我感觉我能够从新绿洲获得很多帮助,例如学习计划,大学信息和申请帮助。我非常喜欢新绿洲的氛围,新绿洲不仅是一个教育机构,也是我们的大家庭。每个成员包括学生,工作人员,老师都相处的非常好。” “我从大学申请的研讨会中学到很多,帮助我清楚了解如何申请到美国顶尖的大学。与Nancy沟通后,我了解到更多信息和我接下来应该在高中努力的方向。谢谢” “成为一个优秀的学生非常难,但是我们会努力在未来成为优秀的学生” “通过这次活动,我学习到如何在高中获得成功,例如如何选课和课外活动的重要性。我也明确了之后自己需要努力的方向,现在我的思路很清晰,并且也给自己制定了计划。” “我认为我应该提升我的领导力了.所以我决定在学校创立社团。全面发展非常重要。” “我非常喜欢这样的研讨会,活动介绍了大学申请方面的信息,我获得很多建议。” “我非常感激能够有这次机会了解我自己,关于未来职业我也有了清晰的认识。顾问老师非常的耐心,并且帮助我优化我的学习规划。这次的信息非常的有价值。”    

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与NYA学生、家长及住家父母问与答

Celine Xu是缅因州北雅茅斯学院10年级的学生。Celine和她的母亲在1月游览了缅因州,受到了新绿洲住家协调员和住家全家的热情接待。我们最近与Celine和她的母亲Yaohui及住家妈妈Nikkig沟通了Celine在缅因州适应新学校和生活的情况。  以下是和Celine Xu的对话内容: Q: 你来自哪里?请描述一下你的城市? Celine: 我来自中国东北部黑龙江省的大庆市。那里冬季非常寒冷,是中国最大的石油之城,以湖泊和湿地而著名的大都市。 Q: 你觉得在美国学习哪些让你非常感兴趣?或者说在缅因呢? Celine: 我暑假到过美国,被普林斯顿和哥伦比亚大学的学术氛围吸引。缅因州是一个安静和舒适的适合学习的地方,所以我选择了缅因州的北雅茅斯学院学习。 Q: 你为什么选择新绿洲项目? Celine: 我相信新绿洲是一个好的项目,他们对我非常负责任。 Q: 当你到达缅因州后,你对这里的第一印象是什么(人,地区,你的住家)? Celine: 缅因州的人非常友好,环境幽静,空气新鲜。我的住家父母非常友善,对我帮助很大。他们就像我的父母兄妹一样。我非常高兴在这个住家能够有兄弟姐妹。 Q: 你会怎么描述你的学校?与你中国的学校有不同吗? Celine: 我的学校非常好,学校的老师和同学也很友善。学校活动丰富,学习氛围也很好。中国的高中和美国的高中有很多不同之处就是,美国的学校能够给我更多的时间做我想做的事情。 Q: 你还有其它希望与我们分享的吗? Celine: 当然,我认为新绿洲是一个非常负责任的机构,他们非常认真对待他们的工作。我将会推荐新绿洲给其他学生。   以下是我们与Celine的母亲Yaohui的对话: Q: 在中国有很多项目帮助学生到美国高中学习,为什么你们选择新绿洲机构? Yaohui: 我们选择新东方留学出国,新绿洲是他们的合作伙伴。 Q: 当你与女儿一同来到美国,你对这里的第一印象是什么?   Yaohui: 这里非常安静也很干净,这里的人非常友善。新绿洲的住家协调员非常专业也很有耐心,我们有什么需要都会及时帮助我们。住家也很容易相处。 Q: 你是否会推荐新绿洲给其他的学生家长?如果会,是什么原因呢? Yaohui: 是的,我会推荐新绿洲项目给其他学生家长。我们认为在当地非常有必要寻找一个机构为学生提供服务,引导学生高中学习,帮助他们解决问题,尽快适应新的生活。新绿洲给我感觉非常专业。   以下是与Celine的住家妈妈Nikki的对话 Q: 你是否能告诉我们为什么会接待国际学生入住你们家? Nikki: 我的丈夫和我认为这非常有趣,并且会是我们整个家庭非常好的学习经历。 Q: 当学生到达你们家时你的第一印象是什么?与她相处后你觉得她有什么变化吗?你怎么描述她? Nikki:  我们认为她是一个害羞的女孩,需要帮助适应美国,鼓励她参加社会实践。令我们惊讶的是她完全不害羞,非常乐意参加各种获得。例如:Celine在周五来到我们家,周六下午我们带她去马萨诸塞参加我们儿子的北雅茅斯学院曲棍球比赛。在我们回家时我们邀请了其他家庭聚会,Celine可以在开学前与她的同学见面。她与同学交流的非常好,好像他们以前就认识一样。Celine说她有非常多的爱好。我们认为如果她能够一直像这样的话,她可以处理好任何事情。她参加了中国新年庆祝活动,她非常的开心。她也为我们家庭做了非常丰盛的中国晚餐,真的是太令人感动了。关于Celine与我们相处的生活,我们有太多的故事与你们分享。我想我已经可以写一本书了。 Q: 你是否能够感受和学习到来自她的国家的文化? Nikki:  每天我都在了解新的事物,她为我们做了中餐就是其中一样,并且告诉我们喝热水可以舒缓胃部。她将家乡的冰雕建筑展示给我们看,真的非常迷人。我想Celine已经准备好了她新的旅程。 Q: 可以描述一下你成为新绿洲学生的住家家长的感受吗? Nikki: 我们非常高兴能够决定成为新绿洲学生的住家。Celine与我们相处了2周,但是感觉她一直在我们身边一样。Celine就像我们自己的女儿,孩子的姐姐一样。我非常真诚的认为她已经是我们家庭的一部分。

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新绿洲学生博客:Owen Chen

大家好!我是Xiaoou Chen,我来自中国安徽,我的英文名是Owen,它和我的中文名发音很像也和容易被记住!我非常高兴能有机会发表我自己的博文。我现在是在麦克吉尼斯高中读11年级,这所学校位于北卡的一个非常和谐的社区,也是莱特兄弟第一架飞机试飞的地方。 (Owen Chen,新绿洲学生,来自麦克吉尼斯高中) 我的兴趣爱好非常广泛,篮球、音乐、艺术都是我生命中非常重要的部分。当然,学习对我来说还是第一要事,因为它能保证我拥有一个美好的未来。我最喜欢的科目是数学,不仅因为我对数学有很大的兴趣,更是因为我的导师-Kist先生,他毕业于芝加哥大学,拥有MBA学位。 坦白地说,我经常会被身边的美国朋友和中国朋友问为什么选择来美国读书,我想原因应该也是和大多数人想得一样,我想要学习到更先进的教育,了解开放的学习模式,提升自己的竞争力。对于这种模式性的回答,我一般很少去改变,但是随着我在美国学习时间的增加,我慢慢意识到这些原因看起来更像是赞美。 不过我们必须记住一件事情,就是努力总不会错,因为路在自己脚下,你所做的一切都将让成为自己的新潮流和标签。换言之,美国教育系统从始至终都是高度重视学生的努力。很多人可能以为美国学习比中国简单,那是因为他们他们认为自己没必要像在中国一样努力学习。但是,如果一个学生想要实现自己的目标,想要变得优秀,就必须付出更多的努力,去争取成功。 在学校,你的课堂参与度、家庭作业、小测试、提问、考试、社区服务都会纳入到你的考核系统,这将会直接影响到你的学习和GPA。虽然不同的老师有不同的标准,但是他们是会根据整个班级学生的表现相比较从而给出最正确的评价。同样,如果想要一直拿“A”是非常不容易的,你必须处理好不同的任务,时刻准备好应对高频的提问及测试,这可是比在中国课堂的频率还要高,同时还要处理好文化课,比如说神学。 现在你会对美国的教育系统应该有了一个初步的了解,确切的说是主要了解了一些他们的优势所在。我相信可能有些人会觉得奇怪,因为我描述的一些情况与你之前了解得会有矛盾。其实这只是美国高中生活的一部分,而我也只是想真诚地、公平地给大家分享我所学和所想,当然也包括你们最关心的问题。 作为一个国际生,虽然学习对我们来说比较难,但除此之外这里还是有很多有趣的事情围绕在你的生活之中,比如说和住家的相处,有很多精彩之处等你来发现。 接下来我还会继续在我的博客中为大家带来更多在美生活的点点滴滴,当然我更希望大家告诉我你们想要知道什么。我将会尽自己最大的努力让你们收获更多的经验。 如有问题,欢迎留言,我将会一一解答。

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学生简报:北洛里学院学生在学术和社会实践表现优异

Vivian Li是一个安静但很有抱负的女孩,她是去年8月份加入新绿洲,入读NRCA的10年级。她知道有很多事情摆在她面前,融入一个新的环境,上一个新的学校,结交新的朋友,确定自己要入读哪所顶尖的大学等等。但是其实很多中国学生是直接从9年级就开始赴美留学,这样就有4年级的时间去完成他们的目标。Vivian也深知这一点,所以她必须立刻采取行动。 自从入学以来,Vivan成为了选修最多门AP课程的学生,因此她也被选为新的师姐,包括AP微积分课。她第一季度的学分非常惊人,每门课程都拿到了A。同时她第一学期的GPA是4.5,应该是NRCA学校里面最高的分数了。 课堂之外 当知道Vivian的目标是进入顶尖大学,所以新绿洲的学术代表老师Joy Mathes 建议她也要关注社会实践,因为这些大学的招生官在比较各学校的时候都会非常注重学校的课外活动和志愿者服务。所以Vivian加入了4个不同的俱乐部,活力俱乐部、化学俱乐部、数学与物理俱乐部,鸭子无限俱乐部(一个探讨沼泽和野外生擒的俱乐部)。此外,她还被当选了数学和物理俱乐部的副主席。 身边的朋友都称赞她是一个开心果,她也在NRCA认识了很多新朋友,有来自中国的,也有当地的,而且她和住家生活的也非常融洽。Mathes也夸Vivian是一个漂亮、聪明而且非常棒的孩子!在圣诞节之前,她还问我是否可以陪她去学校走走,顺便带一些礼物给老师们以感谢他们给她的帮助。自从到了NRCA,我很开心地看到她适应得很好,而且不断努力,我真心地为她感到骄傲。 对于想要赴美学习及申请新绿洲项目的学生,Vivian有一些建议想要送给大家: 很多同学可能会觉得来美国学习可能比其他国家容易,或者说压力太大导致大家不能很好地融入学校生活。我认为这是错误的,原因如下: 首先,美国学习并不简单。因为课堂不是用我们的母语进行授课,所以这对大多数学生来说要想理解课堂上的知识是比较难的。因此我建议大家尽可能地多读书,多看一些和课程相关的书籍。我亲爱的住家妈妈也经常和我说,如果我们觉得无助或者困恼的时候,最好的解决问题的方式就是问,这是非常正确的。所以大家也不用太担心,只要我们努力做好自己,自主学习(这点很重要),相信大家会成功的。 其次,不要对社会实践感到焦急、紧张。美国的同学生真的很棒,无论你需要什么,他们会非常愿意帮助你。所以请大家不要害羞,不要介意自己的口音说得好或不好,开口说就是对的!而且如果交到了很多美国朋友是一件非常cool的事情。 最后,请相信我,所有的老师都是非常关心他们的学生!以我为例,因为NRCA是一个教会背景的学校,所以我可以很肯定地说我们的老师真的是非常关心每一位学生。在学习时间,他们都会非常愿意帮助你,所以如果有问题,尽管问。不要害怕或者紧张,只要我们真诚并尊敬他们,他们会成为你的朋友。 新绿洲国际教育对Vivian的表现感到非常自豪,也希望她在NRCA的10年级下能变得越来越优秀!

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