Davidson County Community College (DCCC) opens its doors yet again to the world. The campus welcomes seven international students and scholars from four different countries for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Four international students travelled to Davidson County from Tunisia. The students are a part of the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program sponsored through the U.S. Department of State’s Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program.
“We are all here to rise up in this world and make it a better world,” Tunisia program student Dhia Salaoui said. “I didn’t expect to be surrounded by individuals from different cultures. I met Asian people, Hispanic people, African people, Americans, English. It’s been so great to meet all these people in a small town like this.”
The program builds the workforce and leadership skills of a diverse group of young technical institute students from across Tunisia. Through U.S.-based training, practical professional experience, community engagement and service learning, Tunisian youth gain the skills needed to contribute to economic and social development in Tunisia.
DCCC will also host a German student through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program. The German Bundestag and U.S. Congress fund this fellowship program that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s country, studying and interning.
Two Fulbright scholars will represent their homes in Egypt and Ireland. The two Foreign Language Teaching Assistants will be teaching language courses in Arabic and Irish.
This will be DCCC’s seventh year hosting Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants.
“I’m excited to share what I love about my country and home while experiencing how other people live in different places,” Donnellan said.
The Irish and Arabic language continuing education courses can be found at DavidsonCCC.edu/ce under the personal enrichment icon. Courses are open to the public.
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