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Junior English major Deena Bregheith laughs with Raheil Inaim, a childhood friend, on FaceTime Tuesday at The Loft. Inaim grew up with Bregheith in Palestine but moved to Canada after high school and they only see each other when Inaim visits her home country.

‘A strengthening experience’

International student talks U.S. experience, missing family
Megan Thorne, Features Editor May 6, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from...

(Right to left) German international student Tim Haverkock jokes around with freshman history major Logan Tedrow, Paraguayan international student Sandrita Sanabria and German international student Sandra Quest Tuesday by Reflection Lake. Many international students will head back to their home countries after this semester. Sanabria wanted to get her friends together before they part ways.

Far from familiar: Hard to say goodbye

Megan Thorne , Features Editor April 13, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international...

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Far from familiar: Nigerian student talks education

Megan Thorne, Features Editor April 6, 2016
The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, to find out his opinion on U.S. education and language.
Deena Bregheith (far right), a junior English major, joins her friends in front of the Lincoln Memorial during her trip to Washington, D.C.

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Palestinian student talks politics, Trump’s effect on U.S.
Megan Thorne, Features Editor March 30, 2016
In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out her opinion on U.S. politics.
Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international student and international studies major, listens to assistant professor of political science Nicholas LaRowe as he begins his Introduction to American Politics class Tuesday in the Liberal Arts building.

Far from familiar: ‘It affects us all’

International student talks politics, Trump rally
Megan Thorne, Features Editor March 23, 2016
The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to find out her opinion on U.S. politics and her experience at a Donald Trump Rally.

Far From Familiar: From giraffes to squirrels

International student observes nature and cultural differences.
Megan Thorne, Features Editor March 18, 2016
The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, Africa to find out about his spring break and cultural differences he has noticed recently.
Deena Bragheith, a junior English major, visits her Facebook friend from Gaza for the first and possibly last time in Chicago. Because of the political situation in Gaza.

Far from familiar: Breaching barriers

Student visits Nashville, Chicago, friend
Megan Thorne, Features Editor March 2, 2016
The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out about her recent birthday and latest travels.
Sandra Sanabria, a junior international studies major, shares a dish from Paraguay, her home country during the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall.

Far from familiar: International flavors

Paraguayan student gets 'taste of home'
Megan Thorne, Features Editor February 24, 2016
In this weekly series, The Shield revisited Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay, to see what it was like to represent her country at the International Food Expo.
Deena Bregheith, a junior international student, looks through books about gender and sexuality Tuesday in Rice Library. Bregheith wants to learn more about these subjects while in the U.S. because her home country, Palestine, does not offer such education.

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Palestinian student talks sexual restrictions, freedoms
Megan Thorne, Features Editor February 10, 2016
The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisited Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to see how sexuality is perceived in Palestine versus the U.S.
Junior international studies major Sandrita Sanabria makes a snow angel for the first time in her life in the Quad on Thursday. Sanabrita is from Paraguay, so the recent winter weather has been her first experience with snow.

Far from Familiar: Snow place like home

Paraguayan student experiences first snow, Arabian food
Megan Thorne, Features Editor January 28, 2016
The Shield revisited with Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay to see how she was doing a week after we spoke with her. This past week, she has enjoyed Arabian food, a snowstorm, went to Pump it Up and had a snowball fight.
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