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 haveContinue reading “International Students in CCI Program Share Their Experiences in the U.S.”

Raising Funds to Support Yemeni Students in the U.S.

By: David J. Smith, March 13, 2017 I had previous written about the efforts to support a group of Yemeni young people in the U.S. participating in the Community College Initiative Program.   Recently a GoFundMe campaign has been started for them. If you are interested in supporting them, click below for more information. YoungContinue reading “Raising Funds to Support Yemeni Students in the U.S.”

A Pakistani Student Reflects on His Experiences in the U.S., Building Peace in a Diverse Society, 2/24

By: David J. Smith, February 24, 2017 I was so honored this year to be working again with the Community College Initiative Program at Northern Virginia Community College.   This blog was written by Naik Alam, a student in the program from Pakistan.  It’s very uplifting!  A good read to start off your weekend. ClickContinue reading “A Pakistani Student Reflects on His Experiences in the U.S., Building Peace in a Diverse Society, 2/24”