NHTI has a surprisingly perse campus community, with students from more than 50 countries of origin. Every April, the school’s monthly Wings of Knowledge lecture series invites one of the college’s foreign students to share insights of his or her home and culture with the campus and the wider community.
On April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Library Living Room, Jane Yen, a general studies student who aspires to become a cardiovascular surgeon, will speak. A U.S. resident for more than 10 years, Yen originally hails from South Sudan, one of the world’s newest countries.
Recently featured in the documentary, Who Am I Going to Be?, produced by Lynn Clowes and funded by the N.H. Humanities Council, Yen said, “Since the age of five years old, I always wanted to be a doctor because of the conflict that I saw going on in my hometown in South Sudan. Many people were dying and I just remember having to wait in line – a long line – waiting for a doctor. So seeing people suffer every day made me feel really bad. And I felt like I had a purpose to do something in life where I can give back what God has given me – the opportunity to be here. I’m so thankful.”
Come learn about the country’s history, and the causes of the conflict leading up to the split of Sudan, along with the culture, food and customs of this rich and beautiful place.
For more information, call 230-4028.