For some ECA students, ECA is their gateway to a new country, a new culture, and a new life.
Students in ECA’s newcomer program have to balance the challenge of ECA’s academic rigor with that of learning a brand new language and adapting to a new culture. The cognitive challenge of learning a new language while simultaneously learning complex academic material is mentally exhausting. Coupled with complexity of navigating in a new culture and often the pain of separation from family, friends, and home, each day is an act of courage and determination.
The joy and passion with which they do this is a great inspiration to their teachers and other students.