Combating climate change: Sustainable business practices in the community
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Combating climate change: Sustainable business practices in the community

One of the goals of the NWCCI is to introduce students to efforts that combat climate change and promote sustainability in the United States, as well as expose participants to sustainable concepts that they can take back to their home countries. Climate change is an important issue in the Pacific Northwest and each of the … Continue reading

And the internship search begins…
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And the internship search begins…

It is our goal that all Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) participants return to their home countries with new skills to contribute to their communities. To achieve this goal, all participants will complete a 60 hour unpaid internship in their field of study during their program. Internships provide a valuable opportunity for NWCCI students to put what they … Continue reading

Outstanding Volunteer Awards
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Outstanding Volunteer Awards

In 2014-15 we awarded NWCCI Outstanding Volunteer certificates to students who completed over 100 volunteer hours during the program. Four students earned these prestigious awards. Below, Amanda Fletcher writes about how NWCCI students contribute to the communities where they study and what they learn while volunteering. NWCCI students make a major impact in the communities where … Continue reading

Khan: New understanding
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Khan: New understanding

In this post Khan Sher writes “I believe new understanding has been generated through friendships I have created on this program.” He then makes a great case for how experiencing a new culture makes us people who better understand each other. This is one of the Northwest Community College Initiative’s program goals, but we couldn’t have said it … Continue reading

Ivy the Intern: Working with inspiring young leaders
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Ivy the Intern: Working with inspiring young leaders

As students in the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program are enjoying their last weeks in the United States, Ivy Raines is also finishing her time at Edmonds Community College. Ivy, an American student, assisted incoming students adjust to U.S. culture during orientation. Ivy plans to begin her next chapter at St. Lawrence University in the fall … Continue reading