Friday, August 29, 2014
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International Students attending the Virginia Tech Language Culture Institute celebrate their graduation from the Intensive English Program, complete with student speeches, student emcees, academic awards, photos, and music. Student speeches begin at around 7:40. Unfortunately, the camera ran out of batteries, so Zihui Zhao's speech and the "Thank You" ceremony are truncated from this video. Deep thanks to everybody who made this event possible.
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The group is here studying higher education practices and principles in order to bring them back to their home universities. It’s funded by the U.S. State Department and the Iraqi Embassy. When they left home, Kurdistan was in peace.
"We are not as safe as before we came here. When we depart Kurdistan it was absolutely safe. Still we are safe but we are under the threat of these new terrorist groups," said Barzan Karim, from the University of Halabja.
Read more and listen to the radio story by WVTF's Robbie Harris.