The Learning Power of Community
The welcoming and supportive international community we have at New America College is very important to us. It is a big decision to reach out to achieve a goal, especially one that requires learning a new language. One of the things we hear from our students, past and present, is how much they also appreciate the NAC community. The COVID-19 pandemic limited the ways we could create that community in person. We are happy to be able to return to the group activities and interactions that allow us to include and support one another.
Two of our favorite school activities are Friendship Day in February and the International Food Festival in November.
We hold Friendship Day to celebrate the positive relationships created at our school, both inside and outside the classroom.
The International Food Festival gives our students and staff the opportunity to share favorite dishes from their respective cultures. The idea of breaking bread together is one that crosses the potential divides of language and culture. Sharing a meal brings people together in a way that encourages interaction and conversation. It also gives our New America College community the opportunity to come together and share outside the classroom.
Students have their own impromptu gatherings at NAC, as well. Classmates become close and celebrate birthdays and holidays, and even throw each other baby showers!
Learning a language is more than just grammar and listening activities in class. It’s about meeting people from all over the world and learning about their culture, communicating with people you never would have met, and creating a community that is all your own.
At NAC, students create communities for life…we would love to have you join us!