International Students in CCI Program Share Their Experiences in the U.S.

By: David J. Smith, June 1, 2017

I’ve posted before about the Community College Initiative program, a State Department effort that bring students to U.S. community colleges for  one year.  I’ve enjoyed working closely with the Northern Virginia Community College program.   I presented on peacebuilding to this group in January.

The students at NOVA have now gone back to their home countries.  At a recent ceremony honoring them, two students – Emma Obeng-Asante from Ghana, and Moises Gomez from Colombia – produced videos about their experiences in the U.S.   They are well done, and give you a good sense of what an international education experience in the U.S. can do for international students.  We need to continue to support international educational exchange – even in the face of many who question its value.

Click below (on each image) for each video

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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