Vignesh: Lessons learned at a swimming pool
Current Students

Vignesh: Lessons learned at a swimming pool

Vignesh Devanathan is a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participant from India studying web application development at Edmonds Community College. In this post, Vignesh shares some important lessons he learned at the Lynnwood recreational center. My name is Vignesh Devanathan from India, one of the hottest countries in the world. My city is Pondicherry which is situated in the Southeast … Continue reading

Azhar: Learning culture through experience
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Azhar: Learning culture through experience

Azhar Amiruddin is a Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participant from Indonesia  studying business management at Edmonds Community College. In this post, Azhar writes about the value of first-hand experiences for cultural understanding. One of the NWCCI program’s main objectives is for students to learn about U.S. culture. The best way to learn is to experience it directly through NWCCI … Continue reading

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

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