Proceedings: 2018 Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus

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Chapter 3: UD's International Community

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Proceedings: Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus


University of Dayton

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On October 29, 1996 a young boy was born in a beautiful country called Oman. ... This boy had everything he needed: a loving family, warm weather, great food. However, one day he decided that he wants to try something new. He wanted to leave his comfort zone. So, he came up with a big decision—to study abroad. This decision wasn't the easiest dissection to make. However, with the support of his family and friends, he bought his ticket and he left his family for the first time in his life.

He left home, the familiar food, the warm weather to start his new journey to Dayton, Ohio. The first things he heard when he arrived in Dayton were: “Welcome to Dayton” and “Welcome to the University of Dayton.” When he started at UD, he saw how the people are great. They are kind and always smiling.


Arts and Humanities | Higher Education | International and Comparative Education


Diversity and inclusion are core values at the University of Dayton, but bringing together people from different national, racial, and religious backgrounds sometimes can be difficult, even in a welcoming community.

At the symposium Global Voices on the University of Dayton Campus, held Jan. 23-25, 2018, the Alumni Chair in the Humanities invited students, faculty, and staff from all parts of the globe to share stories about their experiences at home and on campus in hopes of strengthening the University’s inclusive excellence.