The Shield

‘We are the ambassadors’

'We are the ambassadors'

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Jordan Auker Countries in the shape of footprints lined the way to the Food Expo located in Carter Hall to offer a chance to share cultural diversity with students at USI. The Food Expo allows international students to share their food, clothing, music and entertainment. Entertainment included ...

‘I would take the chance again’

'I would take the chance again'

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

January 16, 2018

Sarah Rogers Tharushi Wattewewa said if she was considering coming to the United States in 2018, she would “seriously think twice.” The senior international studies and French major lived in Kandy, Sri Lanka until she was 22 years old. After teaching French at an international school for a year ...

‘She has become such a force in this world’

Shan Sherwan, former member of the Iraqi Young Leader project, started an initiative through the International Rescue Committee called Educate to Empower. The program is used to teach Iraqi women skills such as sewing, jewelry making, and English.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

November 7, 2017

Sherwan’s passion for women’s rights began when she was 14. She realized her brother could do things that were unacceptable for her to do as a girl. Sherwan couldn’t understand why the rules were different for her brother, and even to this day, she doesn’t understand the unfairness. “As a...

Chai Chat offers more than just tea

Members of the international club sipped tea and ate cookies while discussing the stresses of the semester Wednesday afternoon. The Counseling Center pairs with the International programs office to put on the monthly event.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

September 11, 2017

Students grasped ceramic mugs, hot tea swirling around their tired eyes Wednesday afternoon. College can be a time of high stress for some students. For international students, not only is the normal stress of college present, but they must also navigate learning a new language, becoming acclima...

KESHO offers mentors for young students

KESHO offers mentors for young students

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2017

Heidi Gregori-Gahan stood amidst tables decorated from eight different countries and thanked the eager faces of Colleen McGovern’s fifth grade class for coming last week. The Assistant Provost for International Programs asked the girls whether they knew what a mentor was. “Your teacher, Ms. McGo...

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