The 'Associated Press' highlights UNE’s efforts to welcome foreign students

The Associated Press also published this photo of UNE's open house at its Tangier campus
The Associated Press also published this photo of UNE's open house at its Tangier campus

May 04, 2017

The Associated Press highlighted the University of New England’s efforts to recruit international students in a recent article titled, “US colleges assure overseas students: You are welcome here.” It includes photos of UNE’s open house for Moroccan students at its Tangier campus.

The article points to efforts from several top U.S. colleges and universities to ensure foreign students that they will be welcomed at their institutions. UNE Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications Anouar Majid, Ph.D., shared the concerns he has heard from Moroccan students interested in studying at UNE.

"Several students wearing hijabs wondered whether they would be welcome in the United States, given the election of Donald Trump and the rhetoric they were hearing," said Majid. "We assured them that the United States is very welcoming."

The AP also interviewed prospective UNE student Aymane Lamharzi Alaoui, who said that family members in Boston reassured him that Americans are more welcoming than the current political rhetoric would suggest.

See the article in the Associated Press, ABC News, Fox Business, Yahoo News, U.S. News and World Reportthe San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, VOA News, the New Jersey Herald and the New Zealand Herald.

To learn more about UNE Morocco, visit www.une.edu/morocco

To apply, visit www.une.edu/admissions

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