Voice of America to Host Town Hall at GW on International Students

Event will include discussion on students’ challenges, opportunities and feature questions from live audience.

voice of america town hall
April 19, 2017

George Washington University students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live Voice of America town hall May 3 about the challenges and opportunities facing international students.

The 90-minute event, which will be broadcast and streamed live internationally, will be held in Jack Morton Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and examine the factors that attract international students to American higher education.

Panelists include experts from GW, Wellesley College, Stanford University, Michigan State University, Brigham Young University, American University and Johns Hopkins University. They will discuss immigration, admissions and cultural and academic challenges. The panel also will take questions from the audience.

Students, faculty and staff will receive an email Wednesday with instructions on how to request to attend the event. Tickets are limited and not everyone who requests a seat will be accommodated. Those selected to attend the event will receive a confirmation email.

Those who do not receive an email can watch the program on Voice of America's or GW’s Facebook pages and follow the event’s hashtag, #StudyinUSA. GW Today will also have complete coverage.


Full list of panelists: 

Doug Shaw, GW
Raj Bhargava, Stanford University
Karen Pabon, Wellesley College
Paul White, Johns Hopkins University
James Dorsett, Michigan State University
Fanta Aw, American University
Sam Brown, Brigham Young University


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