One of the main goals of the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) is to create opportunities for culture sharing between program participants and the communities where they study. One of the ways we do this is through formal presentations that give our students the chance to share what life is like in their countries.
In the video below you can watch five NWCCI students who studied at Whatcom Community College participate in a panel on global women’s issues. This panel was organized and led by Natalia Cestaro, a Brazilian student studying Tourism and Hospitality, for the Students Leading Change Conference at the college. The other four students who participated are Shivani from India, Enny Munthe from Indonesia, Maria Lotero Jerez from Colombia and Hardi Adam from Ghana.
The video is longer than what we normally post, but it is worth setting aside an hour to watch to learn about the important issues these students raise.
The NWCCI program is part of the Community College Initiative, an exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The opinions expressed in this blog by writers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of the Northwest Community College Initiative program, Edmonds Community College, Whatcom Community College, Pierce College, the United States Department of State or any employee thereof. NWCCI and Edmonds Community College are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied by the student bloggers.