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Western Union grant helps international students with financial hardships

Ava Barrett, a TROY student from the Bahamas, recently received a grant to alleviate COVID-19-related financial hardships.

Ava Barrett, a TROY student from the Bahamas, recently received a grant to alleviate COVID-19-related financial hardships.

The coronavirus’ impact has been felt all over the nation, but has hit international students particularly hard.

Kathleen Freed, the International Student Adviser at TROY, nominates international students and helps them apply for scholarships when they may be facing financial hardships.

“The Western Union Foundation offered a grant of $10,000,” Freed said. “We have nominated…

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Helpful tips for international students

Tomiwa Akintode reflects on her experience becoming involved on campus as an international student.

Tomiwa Akintode reflects on her experience becoming involved on campus as an international student.

In my first semester of my freshman year, I was very new to the campus so I had no idea on how to get involved in school activities. This made me stay home most of the time, missing opportunities that would have helped me if I had some form of idea of what I could…

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International Education Week gave students exposure to languages, culture

International Education Week saw a host of activities aimed at increasing students' awareness and appreciation of other languages and cultures.

International Education Week saw a host of activities aimed at increasing students' awareness and appreciation of other languages and cultures.

Troy University’s many languages and cultures were featured Nov. 17-22 during International Education Week.

Most of the events were hosted by the International Student Cultural Organization, known as ISCO. ISCO provides a forum for cultural exchange, friendship and learning new things while being involved in the university’s international community.

A “Taste of the World” event…

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Students celebrate global cultures at ISCO Festival

Students from TROY's International Student Culture Organization celebrated food and culture with the ISCO Festival last Thursday.

Students from TROY's International Student Culture Organization celebrated food and culture with the ISCO Festival last Thursday.

The International Student Culture Organization has been part of Troy University’s history for 40 years, and the long-standing culturally diverse organization celebrated this legacy with the ISCO Festival last Thursday night, bringing students from around the world together over food and fun.

ISCO and its members shared cuisines from each of their countries as…

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