Tagged with American life

Never, Never Give Up!

Never, Never Give Up!

by Cyrille Nzouda (Cameroon) I thoroughly agree with the statement, “Never, never give up,” which means to keep trying and never stop working for your goals.  Who has made a mark in history without achieving a goal?  The determination with a spirit of resilience is the key to accomplishing an objective, regardless of how difficult … Continue reading

A Letter from a Friend

A Letter from a Friend

The International Center is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary – a milestone for any organization. For a non-profit, this is especially significant. Former International Center members worldwide have reflected on their time at the Center and flooded us with warm memories of their experience and praise for our ongoing mission. One such example is a … Continue reading

My Conversation Partner

My Conversation Partner

By Akie Ueda (Japan) “I WANT YOU TO BE MY CONVERSATION PARTNER!” That’s the beginning of our longtime partnership for three years and counting. I first met Ron when he was under the volunteer-training program and instantly realized he was the ONE. He was a talented photographer with elegance and high intelligence who would make … Continue reading

International Flavors

By Pep Muñoz (Spain) Last summer I traveled to NYC and a friend told me about the International Center. I decided to go there and learn some English because my level was (and still is!) almost zero! I met a lot of friendly people from all over the world and I spoke English with my … Continue reading

A Window Into American Life

By Freedom Zhou (China) “It is not as big as I imagined,” I thought when I went there after I saw the advertisement in the email. I thought the International Center would be a very big and beautiful place as it is “international.” However, there are just several rooms: conversation partner room, the lounge, several … Continue reading

Being An ICNY Member

by Elena Bezzubov (Russia) Like many brand new immigrants in the USA, I wish to build a new and better life and find a welcoming “home away from home.“  I want to get the very best business education available and to put my career on the fast track. To achieve these goals I have to … Continue reading