In order to help our students make the most of their time in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program, we encourage participants to reflect on their experiences and set academic, personal, and professional goals. We hold workshops during our pre-academic to help them identify what they want to accomplish during their time in the United States as well as they return home. As part of the workshop, they are writing “bucket lists” and creating plans to make their goals a reality. Here are just a few of the amazing things our students are hoping to achieve through the NWCCI program:
I want to travel to Washington D.C.
I want to work on land and property rights of women in my region to help them avoid being exploited.
I want to enlarge my environment, develop my point of view, and make new friends from different cultures.
I want to see Deitrick Haddon perform so I will save $$ to go to California to see his show.
I want to be self-dependent.
I want to visit as many national parks as possible.
I want to go back to Colombia and start working or volunteering with homeless people or children who are in danger in my city. I hope to practice what I learn during my internship.
My biggest academic goal in this program is to speak English fluently. English is very important for me, so that is why I have to dare myself to communicate.
I want to become a hotel manager. During my academic classes, I plan to develop communication, people and management skills because these skills are key to every part of life.
I want to be a fiction writer, so I will take creative writing classes, practice writing skills as much as possible, and write one chapter per month.
I want to see the hospitality industry flourish in Pakistan, so I wish to set up a hospitality training school after I get back to my country.
I want to learn new strategies and methods for teaching kids.
I would love to open a learning center that caters to the educational needs of underprivileged children in South Africa.
I have a keen interest in learning innovation and strategic management in administration.
I want to see snow this winter.
I want to get on the Dean’s List.
I want to start my own media production company.
I want to earn my certificate with honors.
I want to travel a lot and meet people in different U.S. states.
The NWCCI program is part of the Community College Initiative, an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.