News & Updates

Celebrating International Friendship

Written by Carol Heywood Participation in the International Children’s Friendship Festival led to my coming away with a true sense of hope for the future. NWLACC’s Friendship Flag project was featured at the festival and I was struck by the […]

Cooking with Pillows

Uzbek Plov Plov [plohf] is a cult dish not only in its homeland Uzbekistan, but all over the former Soviet Republics and Russia. A hearty one-pot rice dish cooked in lamb fat with onions and carrots, it has many variations. […]

Sharing Our Earth

Life, I mean the daily stuff, begins and ends with family. Family … well, we all know about family. The messy, impossible, heart-breakingly beautiful, love it or hated but can’t get away from it reality of family.  Everybody’s got one. […]

Cultural Seeds

“Seed” is Bija in Sanskrit, Shīdo in Japanese, Zhǒngzǐ in Chinese, Seme in Italian, Semilla in Spanish, Semence in French, семена in Bulgarian, and is universally translated as the source of life and the origin of food. Across all languages […]

At Heart We’re All The Same

In heart we’re all the same… maybe. As eighty kindergarten children eagerly get off the school bus at the NWLA Cultural Center, sparkly-eyed and jostling to join in the big circle, we sing the GCP theme song: “In Heart We’re […]

Finding Common Ground Through Celebration

Every culture around the world knows how to party and has its own special ways of doing so.  The sharing of music, dance, cuisine and libations are always at the core of any cultural celebration.  When seeking common ground throughout […]

Daring to Engage, written by David Minger

We are asking for a moment of your time and attention, to learn more about NWLACC and the Global Cultures Program (GCP), in partnership with the SW Schools, which strives to prepare students for success and leadership in our increasingly […]

A Window Into Our Chinese Residential Program

This last week we were graced with the presence of new friends who made the long journey all the way from Tianjin China to Whidbey Island.  The Northwest Language and Cultural Center (NWLACC) in Langley, has been working for the […]