Wisconsin Public Radio featured a special series of programs called “Not From Around Here.” The programs aired Mondays at 7 p.m. beginning on May 22, 2017. The series is produced by UW-Superior student Olivia Shalaby. Shalaby has been working as a reporter for KUWS-FM (91.3) Wisconsin Public Radio in Superior.

The series of programs featured interviews with six international students studying at UW-Superior and the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Students hail from Italy, Japan, Syria, Guatemala, Nigeria, and Peru.

The final part of the series features an interview with Alvaro Velasquez from Arequipa, Peru. For him, getting a degree in the United States means he will have more job opportunities worldwide.

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The student share their experiences abroad, cultural differences, stereotypes and views about studying in the Twin Ports and the U.S. He also share their opinion on the current political climate towards foreigners.

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