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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

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

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

Building Confidence At ICNY

By Wing Yao (China) One month ago, New York was a strange city for me.  I didn’t know its history and I didn’t understand the language. For example, when I went to buy something and tried to communicate with the sales people, they didn’t understand me.  I felt embarrassed and wondered if New York City was … 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

Starting My Dream At The ICNY

By Qingqing Wang (China) When I was in China, I wanted to learn English in a language school. My friend laughed at me and said that I was wasting my e-mail looking for a school. He told me that when I arrived in New York, I would speak English like a native-born American. So, I … Continue reading