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Students helping students
Current Students

Students helping students

NWCCI students find many ways to get involved on their campuses. Edmonds student, Jorge Bermudez from Panama, recently volunteered as an International Assistant at the spring quarter new international student orientation. Below Edmonds Adviser Kim Kraft writes about how this position gave Jorge the chance to be involved on campus and to pass on the knowledge he … Continue reading

Thoughts and advice from new friendship families
Friendship Families

Thoughts and advice from new friendship families

One of the important ways we connect international students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) with the local community is through our friendship families program. Friendship families play an important role in the NWCCI student’s experience by providing valuable support throughout the year as well as exposure to U.S. culture by involving the students in family … Continue reading

Partnering with 826 Seattle
Community Partners

Partnering with 826 Seattle

Northwest Community College Initiative Coordinator Charlotte West, who is based at Edmonds Community College, writes about building community partnerships with the local chapter of a national non-profit, 826 Seattle. One of my favorite parts of my job as coordinator for the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program is building relationships with community partners who help … Continue reading

Khalida: Punjab Youth Festival
Alumni

Khalida: Punjab Youth Festival

Khalida Parveen from Pakistan is a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) alumni who studied business at Pierce College in 2012-2013. Here she shares her work with the Punjab Youth Festival and her goal of improving the international image of Pakistan. You can also read about her reflections on Thanksgiving and her internship at the American … Continue reading