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Ammara: Hearing Pakistan’s national anthem in the U.S.
Current Students

Ammara: Hearing Pakistan’s national anthem in the U.S.

Ammara Arain is Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) student from Pakistan studying business at Pierce College. In this blog piece, Ms. Arain writes about the unique experience she had when her home country was featured in a large international festival, and the pride felt hearing her national anthem sung for the first time on international … Continue reading

Junaid: Perceptions are not always accurate
Current Students

Junaid: Perceptions are not always accurate

Junaid Kamran, a student from Pakistan studying digital design, is a participant in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program at Pierce College. In this blog post he addresses stereotypes, sharing what he has learned so far this year regarding perceptions and reality, and how he seeks to change misconceptions about his home country through this cultural exchange … Continue reading

Fatima: Many “firsts” in the United States
Current Students

Fatima: Many “firsts” in the United States

Fatima Bano is a Pakistani student studying business management at Edmonds Community College through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. In this piece, Fatima reflects on the new experiences she has had in the United States. One of my NWCCI friends recently asked me a question which forced me to think about the unequal treatment of men and … Continue reading

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