Episode 03 – Raghda (Egypt)
International Voices is a podcast that shares the perspectives and experiences of international students studying at Colorado State University. In each episode, tune in to hear a different take on cross-cultural challenges, lessons we can learn from one another and foods from around the world you should try.
In Episode 03, John chats with Raghda El Deeb, a Master’s student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program. Raghda is from Cairo, Egypt and is really involved here on CSU’s campus. Listen in to hear about misconceptions about Egypt, how delicious pigeons are when prepared correctly, why Egyptian Arabic is the right language to learn and how Egyptians look out for one another through any situation. The conversation also touches on themes like collectivism versus individualism and the presence of different cultural identities within one dominant culture. Raghda provides a lot of fascinating insight in this conversation so tune in to learn more about her perspective on the international student experience!
The stories we share have the power to connect us across borders, fences or walls we’ve constructed to divide ourselves. There’s so much to learn, we just have to listen.