Culture shock

International students share their stories When Makullah Makullah came to Liberty University as a freshman, he left his home and his parents thousands of miles away in Tanzania for the sake of a Christian education. He and his family converted from Islam to Christianity about 10 years ago, after his father was miraculously healed, Makullah said. He and both of […]

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Cultural melting pot

Students from around the world come to Liberty’s campus to learn and grow From Pakistan to Paraguay and Brazil to Bermuda, students across the globe are hearing about Liberty University, and they are making the journey to Lynchburg, Virginia, just to attend. In Liberty’s 43-year history, students in the international program have represented 126 different countries. The program has steadily […]

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Cultural festivities

International event encourages student diversity Liberty students from all across the world gathered in front of DeMoss Hall Thursday night, Aug. 28, to celebrate cultures from around the world. This Worldwide Welcome was designed to help new and returning international students connect with others from their native land and from around the globe. International Student Services plans between 25 and […]

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International enrollment grows

Students visiting America from other nations now make up 8 percent of the university’s residential population With Liberty University being the largest evangelical university in the world, it is little surprise that international enrollment is steadily increasing, according to Liberty Dean of International Student Program William Wegert. He explained that 8 percent of students are international and choose to come […]

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International students gather

Newcomers observe cultural differences as they get accustomed to life in the United States Each semester, Liberty welcomes students from all over the world and helps these students settle into what is often a new way of life. According to Kristina Bautista, operations assistant and health insurance representative at the International Student Center, there are currently 973 international students enrolled […]

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Students settle into new lifestyle

Winter World Wide Welcome brings internationals together for a night of fun and community The Liberty University International Student Services held its annual Winter World Wide Welcome Friday, Jan. 24 during which international students from Liberty and other colleges in the area gathered at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre to enjoy free food, fellowship and fun. According to Kristina Bautista, […]

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