Archive for the ‘International Students’ Category

WLU fosters international bonds


By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer The International Student Office and the International Club have implemented a program to help strengthen relationships between international students and the surrounding community. The Bridge Builders program attempts to involve international students with the local community through volunteer work and involves both international and American students from West Liberty as […]

Language of Love is a success

By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer  Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, occurs on Feb. 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, but the one thing they have in common is the famous phrase, “I love you.” Saying “I love you” is becoming more […]

International Club’s Spring Festival a success

Chinese NY

By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer While many West Liberty University students were watching the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, the WLU International Club hosted its first Chinese New Year Celebration. The party started at 6 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Vineyard Church with a selection of traditional Chinese food. The entertainment started with the […]

November means international education at WLU

November means international education at WLU

By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer November is International Education Month at West Liberty University, and a variety of events will be held all month long to bring a little international culture to the hilltop. This semester, West Liberty has 56 international students from 23 different countries around the world, from Canada and Pakistan to Brazil […]

SPICES hosts first Intl. Extravaganza

By Anna Patrick, Editor West Liberty’s International Club, SPICES, will be hosting an International Extravaganza Night. The culture show was held on Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Kelly Theater. The event was free to the public, but donations were welcomed. Dipti Guragain, co-organizer of the event, said, “I have had this idea […]

Intl. student hopes to pursue career in U.S.

Intl. Student

By Anna Patrick, Editor With over 50 international students enrolled at West Liberty University this year, students from all over the world are benefitting from the University’s fine professors and programs. In turn, the international students’ culture, language and traditions are helping to diversify the hilltop. Dipti Guragain, a sophomore, is one of seven students […]

Student takes advantage of time in U.S.

By Anna Patrick, Editor Traveling all the way from Changzhi, China, Chen Song is completing one year of study at West Liberty University (WLU) thanks to an alliance between his university, Zhejiang Normal University, and WLU. Song is a true academic. In 2010 he earned a bachelor’s degree in History and English in his home […]

International student hopes to stay at WL

International Student

By Anna Patrick, Editor Junaid Khan hails from New Delhi, India and is currently participating in a one year program at West Liberty University (WLU) through the U.S. Department of State. He is enjoying his experience at WLU so much that he is currently trying to earn enough scholarships to be able to return next […]

The Visitor’s Voice: West Liberty University’s international students share their perspective

International Students

By Jamshed Jumazoda, Native of Tajikistan As human beings everyone have their interests and dreams. In order to develop our interests and make our dreams come true, we need to do our best. Dreaming is not enough; we need to struggle to realize them at the same time. If we utilize the best of our […]