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Khan: New understanding
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Khan: New understanding

In this post Khan Sher writes “I believe new understanding has been generated through friendships I have created on this program.” He then makes a great case for how experiencing a new culture makes us people who better understand each other. This is one of the Northwest Community College Initiative’s program goals, but we couldn’t have said it … Continue reading

Marcelle: Becoming the best I can be
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Marcelle: Becoming the best I can be

Marcelle Stadler is a Northwest Community College Initiative alumna. She studied early childhood education at Whatcom Community College and completed an internship at Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center. Read below to learn about some of the differences between childcare practices in South Africa and the United States, and to know what Marcelle learned during her internship.  Upon hearing … Continue reading

Amanda: Reverse culture shock
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Amanda: Reverse culture shock

Many of our student returnees say that readjusting to their home cultures is more difficult than initially adjusting to the United States. Challenges associated with returning home and readjusting to one’s home culture are referred to as reentry or reverse culture shock. Here, NWCCI Associate Director Amanda Fletcher writes about her reentry experience and what she … Continue reading