The Daily Eastern News

FEATURE PHOTO: Studying over summer

Portia Mensah, a graduate student majoring in economics, studies in Booth Library for her international economics course Tuesday afternoon.

Raine Zhu, Photographer

May 14, 2019

Portia Mensah, a graduate student majoring in economics, studies in Booth Library for her international economics course Tuesday afternoon. Mensah said she is an international student from Ghana and will go back to the country after graduation, but not this summer. She said she is taking three credits f...

Career Services to host series of workshops for international students

Staff Report

January 22, 2019

Career Services will host an informational workshop for international students about services they offer on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This will be the first of a four-part series of workshops for international students. The workshop was cre...

Office helps international students at Eastern

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 12, 2018

As the rest of Eastern takes a week to celebrate international education, one office on campus continues with business as usual, for celebrating international students is part of its daily job. The Office of International Students and Scholars deals with foreign exchange students and study abroad progr...

International student enrollment numbers take a hit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018

Correction: This story has been edited to reflect that Brenda Cuellar actually went to Colombia and Brazil with the purpose of recruiting international students. The News regrets the error. Despite strides made in Eastern’s Spring 2018 enrollment numbers, there is one area where numbers have dro...

Panelists open up about immigration struggle

Claude Abdoulaye- Pedila (left) a psychology major, smiles while Catherine Polydore a proffesor of counseling and student development hugs Yesenia Murato a sophmore sociology major after the Immigration Panel at Doudna hall Monday night.

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017

When Claude Abdoulaye-Pedila, a psychology major, was born in the Congo, her parents had a life-changing decision to make. Because her grandpa was the mayor in her hometown in the Congo during a civil war, her family was in danger. “If you’re family’s a part of the government, you’re going...

Korean students share experiences

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series about international students at Eastern. One South Korean student’s love for baseball made coming to the United States for a degree an easy choice, since the sport is America’s pastime. Senior history major Seonghwan Kim is from the fifth lar...

International students get used to life in different country

Manuel Almanza, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2017

For international students, each with their own cultures and values, entering a new country and university can be intimidating. Despite this, some students have found acceptance from others during their time at Eastern. After going to church one Sunday morning, Jeonghyun Kim, a junior sociology...

International students go through steps to find jobs

Tori Harrison, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017

  Like many others, international students have jobs while studying at Eastern. Unlike students from the United States, however, international students have a list of things that must be done before they can work for the university. To date, there are 430 international students who come...

International students affected by executive order

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural reporter

January 31, 2017

Following President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries, international students from these areas are being asked not to travel within or outside the United States by airplane until further notice. This information was relayed in an email sent...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2017

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment of American dishes in its palatial space. The following day, the Newman Center repeated the same...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part one

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2017

It is exactly a year since I arrived in America in the cold wind of winter, after nearly 9000 miles of traveling. My journey was inspired by a mix of curiosity, a desire for an American education and a longing to try the world for myself. I feared that as the years went by, I might lose the verve...

Islamic students open up about religion and culture

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

January 9, 2017

  Even though they are in the United States, students from Saudi Arabia are still finding ways to practice their culture and Islamic faith. Sunni Islam is the predominant religion in Saudi Arabia. Fatimah Alqurini, a freshman biological sciences major who came to the United States from...

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