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Sana: The mixed feelings of going home
Alumni

Sana: The mixed feelings of going home

Many student returnees say that readjusting to their home culture is more difficult than it was to initially adjust to their host culture when they were abroad.  The process of returning home and readjusting to one’s home culture is commonly referred to as reentry or reverse culture shock. Below Sana Naz, who studied at Whatcom Community College … Continue reading

Ashwini: Discovering my hidden strengths
Current Students

Ashwini: Discovering my hidden strengths

Participants in the Northwest Community College Initiative program (NWCCI) are encouraged to focus on their strengths and use those strengths to become more effective leaders.  Below Guduru Sadanand Ashwini, a media student from India at Pierce College, writes about discovering her hidden strengths during a Dependable Strengths workshop at the NWCCI mid-year leadership retreat. In the Dependable Strengths … Continue reading

Tabby: International friendships through NWCCI
Current Students

Tabby: International friendships through NWCCI

When students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program become friends with American students, an organic cultural exchange occurs that can change the lives of those involved. Tabatha Spegal lived at Rainier Place at Edmonds Community College (EdCC) this past year with two NWCCI students, Amreen Mushtaq from India and Fransiska Palmasari from Indonesia. EdCC … Continue reading