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To stay or go: living as an international student during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many countries to shut their borders, resulting in complications for international students.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

April 20, 2020

Haifa Rejili received a call at 7 p.m. telling her she had the option to either stay at USI housing or go back to her home country.  The international student made her decision and by 10 a.m. the next day, she was taking a flight back from the U.S. to Tunisia, ending her time in the U.S. early. T...

Annual food expo introduces students to international cuisine

The International Club at the University of Southern Indiana will host the annual International Food Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, February 17 in Carter Hall, University Center West.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

USI’s International Club and Center for International Programs are hosting their annual International Food Expo at 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Carter Hall. The food expo is a chance for international students to share the customs and cuisine from their home countries with the USI community and publ...

Culture night teaches Pakistan tradition

Students with the Center for International Programs cheer after performing a dance routine during the Pakistani cultural night at Ruston Hall Wednesday night. The Pakistani night was one of several cultural nights that will take place throughout the semester.

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Curious eyes scanned around all sides of the Ruston Hall multipurpose room. All walks of life met in one place to experience the wonders of Pakistan Tuesday evening. Danish Kumar and Kiran Naeem, both exchange students from Pakistan, guided the masses through the presentation. Not only was this t...

Reaction and response

Reaction and response

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

February 9, 2017

Heidi Gregori-Gahan was in Washington D.C. when the executive order regarding immigration and refugees was announced. The executive order set forth by President Donald Trump halts immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. It also bars Syrian refugees indefinite...

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Students struggle financially after studying abroad

Paola Marizan

October 14, 2014

Junior Spanish and advertising double-major Leigh Larkin got to study abroad in Spain for two and a half months last summer. In return, she lost all of her financial aid. “The university doesn’t receive your transcripts until 90 days after you come back home,” Larkin said. “You can lose...

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