The #MeToo movement has exposed how powerful public figures use sexual harassment against the less powerful. But underreported is how international students in the U.S. deal with harassment on campus. Students from some cultures might face a higher risk because they have been taught not to challenge authority or create conflict. VOA's Kathleen Struck talked with graduate Althea Rao from China, who uses her art to express how she coped sexual harassment and to help educate others.
Every spring, colleges and universities ask speakers to deliver words of wisdom to graduates about to step into the "real world." But who knows better than those who left home as teenagers to study in the U.S.? VOA talked with two international students whose hard work earned them four-year, full-ride scholarships to Babson College and Harvard University.
International students continue to feel a chill from political shifts in the U.S. that have made emigration and study more difficult here, says an association of international educators who have called on Congress to respond.