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The Path to Success

The Path to Success

By Monica Morandi (Italy) My name is Monica, I am from Italy, and I was a member of the International Center in New York for three months in Spring 2011. I have been asked to write about my experience at the Center and I do so with great pleasure. I owe the staff and the … Continue reading

Occupying Wall Street

Occupying Wall Street

by Seungman Park (Korea) The shouting of “We are the 99%!” pawed at my heart. I felt the obstacle – the fact that I was not born in the U.S. – melting away. If someone does not agree with my protest against Wall Street, dare I say “I have the right to occupy Wall Street … 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

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

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

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