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Friendship Families

Food and photography bring people together

The friendship family program connects Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) students with a local family in order to introduce students to a wide range of American traditions and activities  throughout their ten month program. Connecting with American families is an essential part of experiencing American customs and is one of the best ways we have for creating opportunities for students and community … Continue reading

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