University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2018 international student graduates from Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Oman, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Czech Republic and Nigeria recently shared their unique experiences about university life and the efforts of the Husker community to help them adapt and integrate into a new culture and language different from their country of origin.
During the 2018 International Student Graduation ceremony, Nebraska presented a video featuring testimonials from the graduating students about the welcoming atmosphere and sense of community that they felt, and most especially the staff support from the academic team. Aside from academic learning, international student graduates also shared about the insights that they gained from the various cultural exchanges as they were teamed up with students from other countries and local students in the spirit of mutual respect and understanding.
The ceremony, spearheaded by Chancellor Ronnie Green and Executive Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman, was attended by students, their family and friends as well as by Nebraska faculty and staff. The university celebrated the achievements of graduating international students and recognised their tremendous accomplishments and contributions both to the University and to the state of Nebraska. The campus leaders also focused on the next steps after graduation and reassured the new graduates that they will always be a part of the Husker family.