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From Syria to Armenia to Minnesota

When Shaghek Manjikian was in fourth grade in Syria, she had to complete an assignment about where she saw herself in the next 10 to 15 years. She wrote that she wanted to be a lawyer to stand up for people and to be their voice.


International Recruitment Committee Releases 2021 Annual Report

The International Recruitment Committee, chaired by Aimee Thostenson of International Student and Scholar Services, recently released its 2021 annual report, which features statistics on international student enrollment and details the top factors impacting international recruitment.

When Traveling, Remember: Don't Pack a Pest

In February 2022, Customs and Border Protection documented 65,350 passenger inspections of undeclared agriculture items. The financial risk from pests brought into the country is estimated at $26 billion from invasive pests harming agricultural and natural resources.

Earning Degrees on Two Continents at Once

Through a special agreement, Klara Richardt will receive an interdisciplinary B.A. in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau and a B.A. in Cultural Entrepreneurship from UMD.