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Being an international student at any college can be a daunting experience. But for several Vietnamese students attending Lycoming College, their experience has been so rewarding that they want other students from their native country to join them here. The students recently helped spread the good word about Lycoming during the 5th annual VietAbroader Study Abroad Conference held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
At the Hanoi event, Ngan Le, Duong Thuy Pham and Nhi Ha Ngo, who will be returning for their sophomore year at Lycoming, and incoming student Ly Phuong Le served as ambassadors from the College.
"The fair went really well and we're happy with its success," says Ngan Le. "My first year at College was so wonderful. Lycoming is a big and lovely family. I love how people at Lycoming treat international students. It made me feel like I'm home."
More than 1,200 students attended the event. Ly Le was the program co-manager for the conference, charged with recruiting speakers and arranging the program and logistics. Sixty colleges were represented, with publicity reaching 15 newspapers and four television stations.
Viet Ba, who will also be joining this year's new student class, represented Lycoming at the Ho Chi Minh City conference.