Tagged with Japan

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

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

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

One Day in Central Park

By Joana Beuse (Brazil) When I arrived in this big city called New York, I was so excited to be able to visit the city and to improve my English skills. This was why I looked for the International Center, and I’ve been attending the Center for three months. The classes were very nice and … Continue reading