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Wednesday, Dec. 6
The Indiana Daily Student

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LETTER: Response to "International students voice concerns"

Dear editor, I recently contacted the IDS, and Suzanne Grossman advised me to write this letter to the editor. Firstly, I would like to say that I read your news articles quite a bit, and haven’t been this frustrated in my life.

I have attached the link to the article I am referring to: International students voice concerns

The article talks about international students’ view on how IU isn’t helping them out at all, but, sadly, I don’t agree with the people you chose to interview. If you say all international students supposedly felt IU isn’t giving back to them, why are the people you chose to interview mainly from China?

I’m an international student attending IUB, my family is from the Philippines but I was born and raised in Bahrain, I speak British English and comprehend Arabic and French.

Sure, I sometimes feel that my school isn’t offering enough to me as an international student, but to my understanding, as international students, it’s up to us to make our way on campus and try to become an equal individual alongside traditional and non-traditional American students.

I don’t see your reporters talking to someone from Saudi Arabia, India or Europe for a different point of view. Are their views more important because you think they can speak their mind clearly than other nationalities?

This article should not have been approved, and I’m writing this email showing how one-sided this article appeared to be, and how it was not well-thought-out.

You are basing facts from people from China, and didn’t bother to talk to other international students. That is plain rude, causing more misconception about international students not getting what they want. Not all international students think alike, we have different views on how the school is treating us.


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