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Zeynep: Everything starts with family
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Zeynep: Everything starts with family

Zeynep Ozturk writes about her experience learning about the American families, particularly through the opportunity to volunteer at the Daddy Daughter Dance sponsored by the Lakewood Parks Department. Zeynep is Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participant from Turkey, studying media at Pierce College.  Family is a small group of people, but it is so important because everything … Continue reading

Alumni Update: Benjamin
Alumni

Alumni Update: Benjamin

Kanligi Benjamin Kankuubata, a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) alumnus from Ghana, studied business information technology and accounting at Edmonds Community College (EdCC) in 2011-2012. In 2014, he and a team of State Department alumni were awarded a grant through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) for their Techie Skills Training project. Techie Skills is … Continue reading

Intern update: Sebastian goes global
Alumni

Intern update: Sebastian goes global

We want to congratulate Sebastian Zusi, Edmonds Community College (EdCC) alum and former intern in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. Sebastian will be graduating from Washington State University on May 9th with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While a student at Edmonds, Sebastian befriended several Brazilians in the NWCCI program – friendships that inspired him to … Continue reading

Naila: Learning in the United States
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Naila: Learning in the United States

Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) students have the opportunity to spend ten months studying in a new education system, learning not just the subjects listed in their course descriptions, but also about a whole other system and learning philosophy.  In this post, Naila Shah writes about the importance of learning regardless of age and marital status, and … Continue reading

Rajesh: Observations on education
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Rajesh: Observations on education

Rajesh Kumar Varadharaj is a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participant  from India who is studying information technology at Edmonds Community College. The friendly faculty and engaging classrooms at Edmonds have impressed Rajesh. In the blog post, he shares some of his observations of the differences between the U.S. and Indian education systems. A good education system should help students … Continue reading