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Bécalos program changes students lives

Bécalos program changes students lives

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ and ADRIAN FORD Jonathan Lerma, 19, has settled into apartment-style housing for his semester at Pima Community College but misses family aspects of his home in Durango, Mexico. “I can only eat frozen food so much,” he said. “I really miss home-cooked food.” Lerma’s friend Irving Gonzalez, 20, of Chihuahua, Mexico, also […]

International vice president brings world to students

International vice president brings world to students

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ More than 340 international students from 44 different countries are attending Pima Community College this semester. The highest numbers come from China, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan and India. As vice president for international development, Ricardo Castro-Salazar helps make those students feel at home. “Not only do we want to […]

In-state tuition increasing

In-state tuition increasing

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors has voted to raise tuition for in-state residents for the 2016-17 school year. The board also approved cuts to out-of-state, international and online tuition rates, and will offer at a 50 percent discount to students 55 and older. Board members approved the changes by a […]

Global Peers welcomes fresh foreign faces

Global Peers welcomes fresh foreign faces

By MOE IRISH Studying abroad can be an enlightening, yet overwhelming experience, particularly in the beginning. Adjusting to the physical and cultural differences can be a challenge. Add some possible language barriers into the mix and it is a potential cocktail for stress. Luckily for the exchange students starting here this spring, Pima has launched […]

International students receive assistance from college office

International students receive assistance from college office

By DANYELLE KHMARA Students come from all over the world to attend Pima Community College, and the International Student Services Office caters to the needs those students. “We have applicants who email us, call us from every country across the world,” Student Services Coordinator David Arellano says. He says the ISSO supports and advises international […]

Pima welcomes international students

Pima welcomes international students

By NICK MEYERS Forty-nine Mexican students descended the escalators at Tucson International Airport on Aug. 30 to the cheers of Pima Community College students and faculty. A large sign read “Welcome International Students.” Many of the visitors remained speechless. For some, their shocked expressions were remnants of their first time on an airplane. For even […]