International Student Services

Welcome 2012-2013 NWCCI participants

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Congratulations on your selection to the Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) program hosted at Edmonds, Whatcom and Pierce Community Colleges. We are thrilled to have you join us and are confident you will make a positive contribution to our program and campuses.

The Northwest Community College Initiative program is proud to offer distinct experiences among the three schools in our consortia. Although each differs slightly in demographics, certificate programs and community culture, all schools boast campuses with outstanding academic programs, safe environments and supportive staff and faculty. Participants across all schools engage in a similar cultural and internship program and will have the chance to meet one another during several all-consortia activities planned throughout the year.

We look forward to helping you get situated upon your arrival with an orientation specific to our program. You will be assigned a campus advisor who will be in touch with you soon. Please read the links provided for more detailed information about what and why we do what we do so you know what to expect when you get here.

Good luck on your journey!


The NWCCI team

  (Left): 2011-2012 NWCCI participants from Brazil and South Africa enjoy visiting with each other during an outing to a theater performance in Seattle.
  (Left): 2011-2012 students from Whatcom Community College spend the day learning to snowboard and ski at Mt. Baker in Bellingham.
Sounders Game   (Left): 2010-2011 Students from Pierce, Edmonds and Whatcom Community College’s meet up for a tour to Washington States capitol in Olympia.