Tagged with English

Chasing The American Dream

Chasing The American Dream

By Elena Bezzubov (Russia) Historically, the American Dream is often associated with the immigrant experience. It is what inspired and inspires so many to come here. America is a matter of the spirit and the soul. America is more than a nation, it is a concept… a dream. The American Dream means having the freedom … Continue reading

With Love From All Over The World

With Love From All Over The World

Dedicated to one year anniversary of ICNY Member Blog Why do we love International Center in New York? Why do we love New York? For 50 years The International Center in New York has been a home away from home for newcomers from other countries, providing them with a transformative experience in a community where … 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

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

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

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