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USU International Students Bring Cultures of Home to Campus Event

Herald Journal Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Utah State University student Abdullah Haggi said that before he came from his native Saudi Arabia to study in the U.S., he believed in a lot of the stereotypes of America because of what he saw on social media. But Haggi issued himself a challenge: He would come to the U.S. with an open mind, “listening with my ears, seeing with my eyes,” he said at the “Around the World Night” event Monday evening on campus. ... Around the World Night gave international students an opportunity to share their country’s culture with others at USU. The evening included manning informational booths, samples of food, a fashion show and musical performances. ... Around the World Night, conducted in the Taggart Student Center International Lounge, kicked off weekday festivities for the university’s International Education Week, Nov. 11 to 17. The week’s worth of activities stems from a joint initiative between the U.S. Departments of State and Education, according to Janis Boettinger, USU vice provost and the director of the school’s Office of Global Engagement.

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