Thank you friendship families!
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Thank you friendship families!

NWCCI participants always praise Americans for their willingness to reach out and help others without asking for anything in return, their willingness to volunteer in their communities, and their selfless acceptance of people from other cultures into their homes. Our friendship families embody all of the values that NWCCI participants cherish so dearly in Americans. When we … Continue reading

Business Tour | Scratch and Peck Feeds – Why wouldn’t the chicken cross the road?
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Business Tour | Scratch and Peck Feeds – Why wouldn’t the chicken cross the road?

Part of the NWCCI’s goal for participants as they study in the United States is to observe and learn sustainable practices used in the United States.  During a tour of Bellingham’s Scratch and Peck Feeds in May,  NWCCI students had plenty of questions as they learned about using sustainable, local sources; valuing hard work; giving back to the community; and especially … Continue reading

Congratulations from the Community College Initiative
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Congratulations from the Community College Initiative

Dear NWCCI Students, Congratulations on graduating from the Community College Initiative Program.  This is a time for celebration. By completing the CCI Program, you not only have gained knowledge in your fields of study, you have broadened your education by gaining a multicultural awareness that few people have. Thank you for being such good students … Continue reading

NWCCI Student Jaya Gulo elected as United Nations Environment Program Youth Ambassador of Indonesia
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NWCCI Student Jaya Gulo elected as United Nations Environment Program Youth Ambassador of Indonesia

NWCCI participant Jaya Gulo graced the cover of Edmonds Community College’s website last week. In case you missed it, we wanted to share the story with you. In the article, Carrie Simpson, the NWCCI advisor at Edmonds followed up with Gulo about his recent trip to Thailand for training as Indonesia’s Youth Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). As a … Continue reading

Hafeez: Journalism is the first rough draft of history
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Hafeez: Journalism is the first rough draft of history

The goal of the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) is to strengthen other societies by developing capable young professionals who will acquire advanced skills, leadership abilities, and an understanding of American society, democracy and culture. In this last reflection in the NWCCI series of essays from the trip to Washington DC earlier this year, Syed Hafeez Ullah from Pakistan depicts exactly why the … Continue reading

Arslan: An ardent wish
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Arslan: An ardent wish

Like many NWCCI students, Arslan Mehmood never imagined that the possibility of visiting America’s capital, Washington DC, would become a reality. While studying on the Department of State funded Northwest CCI program scholarship in Washington, he discovered that he would also be able to make a special, once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, DC during his time in the … Continue reading