•!• Sherman Alexi, director of the Independent Film Smoke Signals, poses in front of a movie poster. The film was produced by, directed by and stared all Native Americans.
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Diversity The University of Idaho boasts a rainbow of cultural diversity. Each semester the Moscow campus is specked with over 450 students from more than 80 countries across the globe. The international students' stay at the University typically ranges from 8 weeks to as long as 5 or 6 years. After a student is accepted to the University, he or she is sent detailed information about colleges, as well as the area where they will be staying and a host family's living environment.
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T hey are also given a handbook on American culture and slang, as well as tips on saving money. The University puts together activities such as skiing and river rafting to help introduce the students to their new life in Idaho. The International Friendship Program is one of the organizations that works to incorporate the students into the community. The group pairs students
with local families whom they can share holidays with , making the students feel more at home. IFP along with the Students International Association, were created for the comfort and entertainment of the international students. Though Moscow is an adjustment from the fo reign cities that most students hail from, most agree they love it here. Story by Desiree Hafiiger Layout by Stacy
1999 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 97 - University of Idaho Yearbook