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Autumn Burst in St. Croix State Park

By Josh Driver – Former HCC Program Coordinator See original blog post here. While I made plans to capture autumn colors this year, I made note of fire towers in state parks, and St Croix State Park made the list. It’s about two hours from the Twin Cities, including a slow drive on a dirt …

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Venturing to Itasca with HCC

By Hannah Varberg – HCC Communications Coordinator HCC has facilitated 5 overnight trips so far this year. The most recent trip was to Itasca State Park, which I led with my husband, Micah and a dear volunteer, Bin Su. I’ve wanted to lead an overnight trip since I’ve started working at HCC a year ago. …

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9 Restaurants in the Twin Cities You Must Try!

By Hannah Varberg – Communications Coordinator  To partner with us in welcoming international students and their families to the Twin Cities, click here.  The population HCC serves and loves is new to the Twin Cities; most often, they’re even new to America! Apart from furniture, transportation, grocery stores, and classes, there’s another critically important piece …

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Amy’s Top 9 Things to Do in Shijiazhuang, China

By Amy Wang – HCC Program Coordinator and CXI Director of English Instruction While Josh and Tim are in China, I have been reminiscing about my time in China. Shijiazhaung, the capital city of Hebei province, is said to be the home of 5 million people, located just one hour south of Beijing by bullet …

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