The program will help cultural exchange
The Washington State University hosting a contingent of journalism students from the Balkan Peninsula. It is the program of the US Department of State to build better awareness about free speech and free press.
The expert faculty and staff members of Washington State University helped the state department to select the delegation of 18 students from the universities of Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia, who will join the 2.1 million dollars federal program at the Pullman campus.
Asif Chaudhry, Vice President for International Programs and former ambassador and WSU alum said, “This is another example of how WSUs reputation for excellence is known far and wide. Sharing knowledge and forging new relationships is the way for all of us to learn and benefit.”
Freedom of speech and press are featured
The Global Research and Engagement and the Special Program unit of International Programs is managing the cultural and educational arrangement for the delegation’s stay. Global Research and Engagement will use its expertise to showcase the Washington State Universities’ achievements and its merits, while Special Program will look after the visitor’s accommodation, prepare their schedule and guide them to the events on education and cultural exchange.
This program will educate the young students of journalism from around the world about free speech, freedom of the press, ethics in journalism and avoidance of misinformation. The Study of the US Institute for the students from the European countries is financially backed by the Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. The Administration of the program is in the hand of FHI 360.
FHI 360 has applied for few universities among which WSU was one, for the program. WSU’s expertise in regional journalism and vastly experienced faculty was one of the major points for their selection. The specific topic that will be studied along with cultural diversification were few that made WSU the top contender for the program.