Sana: The mixed feelings of going home
Alumni

Sana: The mixed feelings of going home

Many student returnees say that readjusting to their home culture is more difficult than it was to initially adjust to their host culture when they were abroad.  The process of returning home and readjusting to one’s home culture is commonly referred to as reentry or reverse culture shock. Below Sana Naz, who studied at Whatcom Community College … Continue reading

Ashwini: Discovering my hidden strengths
Current Students

Ashwini: Discovering my hidden strengths

Participants in the Northwest Community College Initiative program (NWCCI) are encouraged to focus on their strengths and use those strengths to become more effective leaders.  Below Guduru Sadanand Ashwini, a media student from India at Pierce College, writes about discovering her hidden strengths during a Dependable Strengths workshop at the NWCCI mid-year leadership retreat. In the Dependable Strengths … Continue reading

Endor: Living and sharing with a wonderful family
Current Students / Friendship Families

Endor: Living and sharing with a wonderful family

Endor E. Rebolledo, a Colombian student who studied tourism and hospitality as part of the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program at Whatcom Community College, writes about his first few weeks in the United States. Students at some of our campuses stay with host families when they first arrive, and many maintain close relationships. Here Endor shares … Continue reading

Whatcom Farewell Video
Current Students

Whatcom Farewell Video

Here’s a video students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program at Whatcom Community College put together for their farewell celebration last month. They’ve been home for a few weeks, and we are excited to hear what’s next for them.  The NWCCI program is part of the Community College Initiative, an exchange program sponsored … Continue reading

Sena: Thoughtful, research-based care and education for kids
Current Students

Sena: Thoughtful, research-based care and education for kids

Sena Yumru is a Turkish student studying early childhood education at Pierce College. Here she writes about her internship at Milgard Child Development Center, a daycare located on the Pierce College campus. Internships are one of the ways that Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participants are able to practice what they’ve used in the classroom … Continue reading

Advisors: Thanks for all you do
News

Advisors: Thanks for all you do

It is undeniable that Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) students are wildly successful.  They bring their talents to our campuses and make them better places.  And a portion of their success can be contributed to the team of people who support them, set them up with community partners and help them set goals for their time in the … Continue reading