| 4/8/2013 10:29:00 AM
All Mira Costa College students are members of
the Associated Student Government, which supports the projects and programs of
many clubs catering to students with interests ranging from Business to
Community Service. You can join — or lead — any of these organizations. Clubs
meet the social and intellectual interests of students at Mira Costa College.
- Student Clubs - Oceanside
College - The Inter-Club Council
As a student in Mira Costa College, I recognized several
wishes that may improve my education and make my schooling easier and more fun.
As a Computer Programming student, I wished that students
who take same computer classes get together and communicate to help each other.
I thought they can practice creating programs and games to exchange knowledge,
keep in touch, and help get jobs. So, I assisted to start a Computer Club for that propose and I became The Computer Club Advisor.
As an international student, I hoped that someone could
introduce me to the other international students since we share similar
experience. I hoped someone help orient
with the new environment, language, culture, and country. I needed a way to contact
other universities to get information and tours about enrolment and transfer. So,
I applied to become a Peer Leader and
I helped create the International Club.
Now I can help provide these services to the international as the Vice President of the International Club.
Since most students and I like sports and wish to have the
opportunity to play our favorite games, it was a great idea to get students who
like the same sport together. This way we can organize and plan sports events
to play for fun and exercise. We created the
Intramural Sport Club to help students who like sports to find others of
same interest and practice.
I am able to provide similar and other services by
representing college students as a Senator
of the Student Government and an Intercultural
Ambassador for the San Diego State University. I also help students all
over the world who are interested in getting information about Mira Costa
College online through my Blogger job
One of the great advantages of being a student in Mira
Costa College is the ability to create a club for you favorite activities. When
a club with enough number of students is created, Mira Costa Collage helps
provide budget to spend on club activities.
| 4/8/2013 10:27:00 AM
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. It is the third-largest city
in San Diego County, California.
The city had a population of 183,095 at the 2010 census. Together with Carlsbad and Vista,
it forms a tri-city area. Oceanside is located just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Oceanside is a small beautiful coastal city in north San
Diego County. It is quite, clean and not expensive. You can walk, play on the
sand or fish on its nice sunny beach and pier. Oceanside has a variety of
restaurants and shops for every taste. It is located between down town San
Diego and Orange County so you may enjoy the city life, clubs, bars shopping
and restaurants without having to live in the city itself. You can enjoy the benefit of the quite, clean,
safe, and less expensive with lots of parking spaces suburb and be close to the
metropolitan city life as well. Most importantly Mira Costa Community which is
a great college to attend is located in the center of Oceanside.
| 3/29/2013 10:15:00 AM
is home of a Japanese-American Cultural Center and Buddhist Temple, one of only
two in California, and over 75 other churches and temples of various
denominations.Vista is the first neighboring city east of Oceanside. There are
multiple complexes for rent.
Rent in vista is competitive; however, it is
better to visit the actual apartment complexes to compare. Security deposit may
start at $150, but sometimes you may get first month free. Furnished apartments
may cost a little more. Rent starts at $750 per month for a studio, $1,075 for
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, for a complex near Mira Costa College. You may also
find 3 bedrooms apartments at $1,400 per month. If you live in Vista, you may
have to take the public transportations to school. Bus number 302 and 319 come to
Mira Costa College from vista, but you may have to change buses base on your
Vista has a variety of restaurants, especially near vista village
drive. You can easily find burgers,
sushi, sandwiches, and American or Asian restaurants.
Average Apartment Rent in Vista,
Month % change
| 3/28/2013 2:44:00 PM
The Counseling Center offers individualized academic,
career, and personal counseling to assist both prospective and current students
in developing their educational programs, coordinating their career and
academic goals, and understanding graduation, major, certificate, and transfer
requirements. Students can visit or call the office for appointments or drop-in
Counselors assist students by
exploring interests, abilities and achievements as well as determining goals
and planning programs to attain those goals.
Careful course selection prior to registration is the key to a
successful college experience.
Students come to counseling with concerns such as:
- body image worries
- lack of self-confidence
- eating problems
- abuse issues
- roommate issues
- family problems
- problems in intimate relationships
- questions about gender/sexual preferences
- cultural concerns
- achievement conflicts
- concerns about use of alcohol or drugs
| 3/1/2013 3:13:00 PM
When it comes to food, the best thing
is to cook your own meals. However, you can get cheap restaurant food in some
For example, if
you like sandwiches, you can buy a very large foot long sandwich for $4-5 at
Subway. Subway sandwich is good enough for 2 meals.
Lunch special are usually cheap in
Thai or Vietnamese restaurants, usually, $7-10. Dinners are expensive in most
You can buy food from Mira Costa
Cafeteria on campus or you can bring your own food and heat it in the cafeteria
Mira Costa College cafeteria is very
large with comfortable chairs and tables. They have a big menu of affordable
variety of food. They provide free sauces; catch up, mayonnaise, mustard, water,
and other silverware. They also have Wi-Fi for your laptop and enough room to
sit, study, or chat, and socialize with other students.
1. Beach Break Cafe
$ Oceanside -
Breakfast/Brunch, Burgers, California 1802 S Coast Hwy
2. Gandolfo's Deli
$ Oceanside -
Desserts/Ice Cream, Hot Dogs/Sausages, Sandwiches/Subs 3617 Ocean Ranch Blvd
3. The Mandarin
$ Oceanside -
Chinese 1058 Mission Ave
4. Teri Cafe
$ Oceanside -
Hawaiian, Japanese, Teriyaki 2249 S El Camino Real
5. Chu's Quik Wok
$ Oceanside -
Chinese 815 College Blvd Ste 107
6. In-N-Out Burger
$ Oceanside -
American, Burgers 4605 Frazee
7. Gogo Japan
$ Oceanside -
Asian, Japanese, Sushi 4121 Oceanside Blvd
8. Pit Stop
$ Oceanside -
Burgers, Diner 3825 mission ave
9. Ocean Thai Cuisine
$ Oceanside -
Thai 2455 Vista Way
10. Rim Talay
$ Oceanside -
Thai, Vegetarian 508 Mission Ave
| 3/1/2013 2:12:00 PM
Costa College campus is considered very safe compared to other colleges. The
campus police are always on patrol screening the parking lots. The parking lots
and most of the campus are well light. There is an emergency box at every
corner, so you can call for help. Police campus is very friendly and helpful. A
very few incidents have been reported. However, students have to be careful and
take precautions. It is better to have a company if you are going to your car
late at night.
Mira Costa College police department
offers a free self defense class for women. I took that class myself, it was
fun and I learned how to defense myself in a critical situation or in case I
only I feel physical safe in Mira Costa College on campus, but also I feel safe
about my valuable like my laptop or car. When something is lost, it is usually
kept at the police department until the owner search for it. That does not mean
that you leave your valuable unattended.
Safety & Security
Report 2012 - MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College Police Department
to Offer Rape Aggression Defense Course
MiraCosta College’s Police
Department is offering a three-session evening
course in Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) for female students, faculty, staff
and community members. Class will be held August 14-16, 6-10 p.m., at MiraCosta’s Oceanside Campus, located at 1 Barnard Drive. The R.A.D. course is offered
free of charge.
R.A.D. is a program that begins with
awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics
of hands-on defense training. The R.A.D. program was created to teach women how
to defend themselves against rape aggression. The self-defense techniques
taught in this course are practical, and students will have the opportunity to
use the techniques they have learned in a full-contact simulated assault
scenario held on the last day of class.
The class is open to females age 14
and up. Participants must attend all three sessions. Space is limited and
registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. For
registration, or additional information, contact MiraCosta College Police Office at email@example.com or call (760)
rad map.pdf (712.84 kb)
| 1/24/2013 9:17:00 AM
Spring Semester start, I will have to get ready to apply for my OPT. Since I
will graduate in Fall 2013, I will have to attend the OPT workshop and prepare
my resume. Do you know what the OPT?
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is
a 12-month employment authorization for F-1 students to gain work experience in
the academic subject they study. Prior to apply for OPT, students must have
full-time F-1 enrollment for at least one academic year.
Optional Practical Training is a
benefit for F-1 visa students. You remain an F-1 visa student (you DO NOT
change your visa) during OPT. As an F-1 student, you have requirements to
remain in legal status while on OPT.
for students approved for Optional Practical Training
- Look for and get a job. New
rules require student to have authorized work during approved OPT. If you
have more than 90 days, collectively, of no employment your OPT approval
- Report all jobs. You must
report all employment to the International Office to be considered
- Report your home address. All
international students must report any change in address within 10 days of
- Travel only when approved.
Students on OPT need valid employment.
NOTE: Mira Costa College is NOT responsible for your F-1 status when you
approved for Optional Practical Training. International students are solely
responsible for maintaining all F-1 requirements while on Optional Practical
Training, including finding an approved job and maintaining work throughout
you want to know more about the OPT, Please follow this link: OPT Information
| 1/24/2013 9:09:00 AM
just realize, next Fall 2013, I will graduate from Mira Costa College with a
degree in Computer Programming. I am planning to attend university when I
finish with my associated degree.
first experience in the U.S. was scary. When I come to the United Stated, I did
not speak any English and I had to walk for miles in unfamiliar streets to take
a bus and a train. I was surrounded by strangers from different races I had
never seen before, who spoke a language that I did not understand. Even though
I graduated university in Thailand, I started college from the beginning in the
United States. First, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. However, when I
realize my strength in calculus and trigonometry, I changed my major to
Costa College resources such as counselor and scholarship supported my
education and helped me with my classes. I will graduate in two semesters and
will be the first in my family to graduate from a college in a foreign country.
I am proud of my ability to learn and adapt and my courage to make decisions.
There are so many choices for you to choose. Do not hesitate to use our
resources. When I first came to the United State, I have no idea what I want to
do or study. Making new friend and getting involved in college will help you
see more opportunities and help you find yourself.
| 11/17/2012 12:07:00 PM
Support our Holiday
Help us reach our goal
To serve every child
As we approach the
The Associated Student
Government (ASG)would like to
To join us in our
annual Holiday Angels Project
Help Needy Children through the Holiday Angel Project
The Holiday Angel Project is
sponsored by the Associated Student Government (ASG) of Mira Costa
As an international student, who
represents student senator (ASG.) I want to let you know that for the 25th
consecutive year, Mira Costa College students, staff, and community members
will have the opportunity to give a local needy child the gift of his or her
dreams––by participating in the college’s Holiday Angel Project.
It is very easy to participate in
Holiday Angel Project. Since each child's first name and wish will already
appear on a paper angel hanging on holiday trees located at each of Mira Costa
College’s three campuses.
Those who want to buy a gift for
a child take an angel from one of the trees, "sign out" the angel
with Mira Costa staff, purchase the gift, wrap it using the paper angel as a
tag, and return it to the campus.
Holiday Angel trees are available
at these college locations:
Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive:
in the Student Center, Bldg. 3400. Gifts must be returned to the Student
Activities Office in the Student Center by December 7. Recipients will pick up
their gifts on December 20 by 4 p.m.
Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff: in the Student Center Cafeteria.
Gifts must be returned to the cafeteria by December 3. Students will deliver
these gifts to the children on December 14.
Learning Center, 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside: Gifts must be returned to the
front counter at this location by December 3. Recipients will pick up their
gifts on December 14 by 4 p.m.
Names and wishes of children have
been obtained from the Leucadia Head Start program, as well as from Mira Costa
College student-parents in the college’s Extended Opportunity Programs and
Services Program (EOPS), and Community Learning Center. The Holiday Angel
Project is expected to provide gifts to 350 children.
For more information about
the Associated Students or the Holiday Angel Project, call the San Elijo Campus
Student Activities Office at 760.944.4449, x 7782 or the Oceanside Campus at
Holiday Angels SEC 8.5x11.pdf (946.64 kb)
Support our Holiday Angels Project.pdf (79.49 kb)
| 11/8/2012 8:57:00 AM
Mira Costa College wants
you to achieve your educational goals. The matriculation process starts you on
the right path and keeps you going with the information you need to arrive at
your educational destination.
How to get started
There are several steps
to follow in order to reach our final educational goal
Take the placement tests at college as early as you
Find out what level of Math and English courses you can
Know your major and which schools you want to go.
Schedule an appointment with an academic counselor in
the international office.
Make sure you take your English and math classes first.
Remember persistent perseverance is the key.
Go back to the counselor if you want to make sure you
are on the right track.
The International Office at MiraCosta has staff ready to answer your questions. Go ahead ... ask a question and get started on your academic career!
About the author
Sa-wa-dee-ka, Hello, My name is Nattamon. You can call me NATTY. Can you guest what is my nationality? .... THAT RIGHT. I am from Thailand which means I love spicy food. I am very interested in the English language because in my country who speaks, reads, and writes English fluently is considered very smart. I have been studying in Mira Costa College for the last two years.
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