Concepts of Beauty Around the World

It is no surprise that like many other things in the global community, beauty also has its own definition in different regions around the world.  During an international event, a few international students, both undergraduate and graduate, talked for fifteen minutes or so about what physical traits are considered attractive in their counties–France, India, South […]

OU Cousin Spring 2015

Sara Fisher and I are still OU Cousins with Sumin. Although it has been quite difficult to find common free time between our schedules, we managed to spend time together on special days, one of which was Sara’s birthday. We all went to a Korean restaurant called

Farsi Fridays

After many attempts throughout the past two semesters, Elena and I finally attended Farsi Fridays today! The majority of the students were Persian with the exception of one or two students. Marjan, the leader of this event and the Persian language instructor at OU, prepared some black tea for the group and offered everyone a […]


Officially a Private Pilot!!

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” -Leonardo da Vinci

A Snowy Day

  Today was absolutely magical! Not only did it snow all day, but I also had the chance to walk outside while it was snowing for what it felt like the first time. It seems as if

Mr. and Miss International OU 2015

Mr. and Miss International OU  is a pageant program for international students on campus. This program was presented by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) on February 19th, 2015. There were a total of eleven contestants from Afghanistan, India, Swaziland, France, Austria, Jordan, South Africa, and Venezuela. All the contestants had to participate in a cultural attire fashion […]

Study Abroad

Before applying to OU, I didn’t know much about the different study abroad programs that the university offers; however, I did know about the summer study abroad program in South Korea thanks to my older sister. My sister and I

International Group

The Iranian Student Association (ISAOU) is an international group at the University of Oklahoma that connects Iranian and non-Iranian students together to establish friendships among these students. Iranian and non-Iranian members and non-members have the opportunity of attending cultural events such as

Reflection #10

This TED Talk by Rose George, a British journalist and author, is an eye opener. She states in her talk that diarrhea is the second largest killer of children world wide. While I was watching this video,  I realized that this issue has been over looked for far too long. It is the right of every […]

My OU Cousin

OU Cousins is an organization at the University of Oklahoma that connects interested American students to international students currently studying at the university. It is a great way for American students to become involved in the lives of these international students and to help them fully experience the American culture.