Camila: A family from all over the world
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Camila: A family from all over the world

As we approach the holiday season, students are reflecting on what it means to be far away from their families and friends. Camila Uribe Henao, a Colombian student pursuing a certificate in early childhood education at Whatcom Community College through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program, writes about the meaning of family in her culture … Continue reading

Jawahir: Diversity and global friendships
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Jawahir: Diversity and global friendships

Muhammad Jawahir is a Pakistani student studying Project Management at Edmonds Community College (EdCC) through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. In this blog post, Jawahir illuminates the amazing impact that cultural exchange and international education can have in the world.  On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Edmonds NWCCI students partnered with the Diversity Student Center  for a Cultural Celebration where students shared information about their respective … Continue reading

Mani: Celebrating Latin Culture
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Mani: Celebrating Latin Culture

Manishanker Somavarapu is an Indian student studying hospitality and tourism management at Whatcom Community College (WCC) through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. Recently Mani joined the Latino Leadership Club (LLC) supported by the WCC Intercultural Center. By planning and participating in the LLC, Mani aims to improve his communication and leadership skills while gaining … Continue reading

Maria: Halloween is the same but different
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Maria: Halloween is the same but different

Maria Lotero Jerez  is a Colombian student studying hospitality and tourism at Whatcom Community College through the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program. An important part of learning about a culture is experiencing holiday traditions and celebrating with friends and family. Maria reflects on the similarities and differences between Halloween in her country and the United … Continue reading