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Washington Center for International Education

Bethesda, MD | http://washingtoncie.org
Joined in August 2019

About Us

The Washington Center for International Education is a non-profit organization that supports the social, emotional, and cultural transitions of international students and families, as they make the transition to life in the U.S.

WCIE organizes small groups of international students to engage in community service activities in and around Washington, D.C. Groups of students are small, to ensure that the volunteering experience is a good one. In addition, we offer volunteer orientations that help international students better understand, appreciate, and benefit from their community service. Some volunteers may be ESOL students that may require careful explanation of the activity at hand. Other volunteers may have stronger English language proficiency, but may still benefit from an explanation of the cultural context of their volunteer efforts.

WCIE is especially pleased to work with the MCPS Rocking Horse Road International Admission and Enrollment Center to host a Welcome Table at the entrance of the center. All international students who plan on attending a Montgomery County Public School must come to the Rocking Horse Center, located in Rockville, for testing, immunization forms, and many other aspects of enrollment. The Welcome Table is staffed by adult and teen volunteers who will welcome families arriving at the Center, guide families from one office to another and assist families as they start the MCPS registration process.

Our goal is to connect the Washington, D.C. area international community to the local community--and in so doing to build a better shared life together.

WCIE partners with and holds volunteer orientations at English Now!, a private English language school in downtown Bethesda.

 

The Washington Center for International Education is a non-profit organization that supports the social, emotional, and cultural transitions of international students and families, as they make the transition to life in the U.S.

WCIE…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Immigrants or Refugees

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