One Day In Albany

One Day In Albany

By Mereme Sadaj (Albania) I heard a lot about Albany since I came here. For some reason, I wanted to go there. First, when I heard this word, ‘Albany,’ it sounded like my country, Albania. When strangers pronounce it, it sounds the same. The other thing is that I wanted to learn more about America. … Continue reading

Albany Day

Albany Day

By Wing Yao (China) When I saw the ‘Albany Day,’ announcement, I thought that would be a simple trip. We would take a bus to that place and go around the building. But after the Albany trip, I felt it was amazing. This trip allowed me to know more about the American political system and … Continue reading

A Fantastic Trip To Albany

A Fantastic Trip To Albany

By Lin Luo (China) March 1, 2011, was not only an exciting day for me but a very special day for the International Center. Several members formed a special delegation that traveled to Albany that day to meet with New York State Senators. Elaine Roberts, the ISP Manager, led our group of 14 to the … Continue reading

My Turning Point

My Turning Point

By Marta Ricci (Italy) I came here because my fiancé was studying at NYU and I was fed up with our long-distance relationship. So, I decided to move to New York City for a while. But I was a little scared because my English was really bad. The truth is, my grammar was ok, although … Continue reading

The City Of Blinding Lights

The City Of Blinding Lights

By Carlos Luna (Mexico) I had heard that New York City piles up its buildings on the land laced with gold… and that it was the place on earth where all people want to go to have their dreams come true. But since we know that “all that glitters is not gold,” I didn’t readily … Continue reading

The Real New York

The Real New York

by Lin Luo (China) Life is always unpredictable. I’ve been in New York for more than two months and life here is completely different from what I thought it would be. In my view, New York is materialistic, competitive, and fast and almost everyone here is ambitious. And these are the dominant values of New … Continue reading

Journey To New York City

By Buyana Ulzii (Mongolia) Early morning in February: New York City. It is really cold outside. The frost bites bitterly. The cheek tingles in a winter breeze and the guilt lingers in my troubled mind. I was running to a conference for the Social Network Week… having a hard time finding the place, and I … Continue reading

See You In The ICNY!

See You In The ICNY!

by Elena Bezzubov (Russia) Dedicated to one year in the ICNY Many members at the International Center ask me how I learned English quickly and effectively as well. Although I am still improving my English skills, I would say that it was not as easy as it seems. There are two things that built the … Continue reading

Different Colors – The Same Language

Different Colors – The Same Language

By Geisha Torres (Venezuela) When I came to the United States from Venezuela in October of 2009, to cover the playoffs for the Major Baseball League, I couldn’t even imagine that I was going to meet so many special people spanning some 20 different countries. Thanks to Beto Villa, the New York Yankees Spanish announcer, … Continue reading

Ode To The ICNY

Ode To The ICNY

By Katherine Mondragon (Colombia) This is a lovely place that raises our spirits; that creates events and activities that help us gain confidence in ourselves; a beautiful place that encourages us to strive to achieve our goals, and make our dreams possible. This is where we all enjoy having fun getting the right pronunciation with … Continue reading