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A Special Tour In New York City

A Special Tour In New York City

By Buyana Ulzii (Mongolia) One breezy Saturday morning, I took my family sight-seeing. We started walking uptown from the Flatiron on 23rd Street.  Our heads were tilted towards the sky all the time, eyes fixed on the details of the exteriors and the facades. The Flatiron building seemed more beautiful than ever. With all its … Continue reading

My New York Diary

My New York Diary

By Takashi S. (Japan) Takashi came to New York a year ago. Since that time he has also joined the ICNY and started a microblog about his metropolitan life, including fascinating events he attends, the multicultural cuisine he tries and interesting people he meets. Here is a random collection of his posts dedicated to his … 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 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

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

Facial Exercises

By Papou Kponton (Togolese Republic) We are not in a gym or somewhere else for body works. I would like to talk about my English class, the first one I took at the International Center, which helps immigrants to integrate into American society. That class, named “Funny thing about English,’’ was really a funny way … Continue reading

Happy Accidents In New York City

By Noelia Román Lamas (Spain) Accidents are not always negative. If you don’t believe me, just read on. By accident, I met an acquaintance, four months ago, in a bar in Williamsburg. We were more than 8.000 kilometers far away from our home town and it turned out that both of us had an appointment … Continue reading

Reading And Discussion With Shawn Mullin

By Buyana Ulzii (Mongolia) George Orwell and John Steinbeck. Do these names cling to your ears? Do they come with a certain familiarity, yet don’t make you nostalgic? As much as they are world-renowned authors, they were definitely not on my list of favorites when we first started literature class at the International Center. But … Continue reading