Hi, my name is Alisson, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Brazil. When I arrived in the Washington’s airport and saw Sara, I felt that the CCI PROGRAM would be a great program. Her smile was so friendly and lovely what makes me forget that I am in a new country with a new culture and new rules.
In the first week, I met the others students, from Ghana, from India, Indonesia, Turkey and different countries that I couldn’t never imagine. They make me feel in my home. About the comfort zone? Everyday I learn more about the English and the world. I’m not so good with English but my new friends help me and give me support to feel more confident.
I’m getting out from my comfort zone and there’s others many students in the same situation, living with the “new” in each hour that we spend in the USA. We are in the same boat, but we aren’t alone. About the CCI PROGRAM STAFF? Amazing people that I admire and respect, they love what they do. Kelly, Kate and Leeza give us all support that we need and they are always with a smile in their faces, so for the great and wonderful staff: thank you so much for believing in us all. This is just the beginning of this long journey!!
Post written by Francisco Alisson Medeiros Da Silveira, 2017-2018 participant at NOVA-Annandale, from Brazil