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Veipune Sarah: Turning oppression into opportunity
Alumni

Veipune Sarah: Turning oppression into opportunity

An alumnus of the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI), Veipune Sarah from India earned a certificate from Whatcom Community College in business management administration in 2014. Since she returned to India, Veipune Sarah has been determined to raise awareness around the lack of education for women in her community in northern rural India. She has volunteered … Continue reading

Internship profiles: Rara, Ignacio, and Claudia
Alumni

Internship profiles: Rara, Ignacio, and Claudia

As students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program gear up for their internships, we asked several alumni to reflect on their work with community organizations last year. Three former program participants from three different fields of study describe their internships and offer advice for current students as they seek out placements.  Ignacio Soriano, … Continue reading

Pasa: A special Valentine’s Day in the U.S.
Current Students

Pasa: A special Valentine’s Day in the U.S.

Pasa Monti is an Indonesian student studying business management at Edmonds Community College through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. In this blog piece, Pasa writes about her recent experiences with American friends on Valentine’s Day. As most of us know, in the U.S people celebrate February 14th as Valentine’s Day. On that day, an American family invited me to … Continue reading

Martha: Culture sharing with other students
Current Students

Martha: Culture sharing with other students

Participants in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program come to the United States prepared to teach local communities about their home countries. They are also excited to learn about the various cultures of the United States.  But what surprises many students is a third outcome, the opportunity to learn more about their fellow participants’ home countries. International Education … Continue reading

Ana Kelli: Look beyond what’s nearby
Alumni

Ana Kelli: Look beyond what’s nearby

Current students are starting their internship searches and our alumni are on board to offer them the advice based on personal experience. Alumnus Ana Kelli Albano, a Brazilian student who studied project management at Edmonds Community College, was participant in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program in 2013-2014. Here she shares what she learned from … Continue reading