“I’d be sitting in my classes, but my heart and soul is on the ground with the people in my country, as they peacefully protest for a life they truly deserve,” Abdelnour said.
“In America, we’re very ‘democracy, democracy, democracy,’ but just knowing that there are different ways of living is important”
“You have no idea how much I have cried because of Venezuela. I cry every day. That is why it is hard for me to speak.”
Students traveled around the world with COISO to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, learning about the beauty in different cultures but also on the unity that ties all humans together.
29 undergraduate students will take a week-long medical service trip to the communities of Tranquilla and El Retiro in West Panama.
Jimenez’s work is largely critical of the American attitude towards immigrants and the common stigmas against them.
“They are a corrupt class of politicians that do not care about the country or the people that perhaps once, voted for their party and put them in power… They do not deserve to be able to enjoy or spend in the USA, or any other country in the world.”
University officials say they have received inquiries from students in the affected countries and from others as well. However, they point out that the ban does not pertain to students with the proper student visas and documentation.
The Trump Administration recently announced the end to the Temporary Protected Status program for Haitian refugees. Now, University of Miami students born to immigrants and with family members still on the island reflect on what the administration’s decision means.
After a hiatus, the program that existed back in 2011 will relaunch this semester and allow international students to experience a traditional United States holiday with a host family.
Two life experiences inspired Felicia Knaul, UM professor, director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and first lady, to look into a global health crisis: losing her father to cancer and meeting a woman at a hospital in Mexico. At the age of 18, Knaul’s father died of stomach…