Middle East To Southeast
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Middle East to Southeast

Three exchange students from Yemen, Bahrain, and Gaza are spending a year in Juneau and Haines. Maha Abdulrazzaq, Abdulla Husain, and Haytham Mohanna will talk about adapting to life in Southeast Alaska, going to American schools, and what they miss about home. Audience will get to participate in a Q&A session with the students. Lisa Phu hosts.

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Maha Abdulrazzaq on American School

Maha Abdulrazzaq is an exchange student from Yemen with the US State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program. Here, she talks about going to classes and interacting with male students in school — something she doesn’t do in Yemen.

Additional footage by Travis Gilmour, Alaska Public Media

Music:
“wiwl-hapi-xylophone”
by antlechrist
https://soundcloud.com/antlechrist/wi…
(The song’s volume was modified for use in this video.)


Haytham Mohanna on Photography

Description: Haytham Mohanna is an exchange student from Gaza with the U.S. State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program. Here, he talks about his love for photography, a passion he discovered in America.

Music:
“Piano — instrumental”
by Awill Joseph
https://soundcloud.com/awill-joseph/p…
(The song’s volume was modified for use in this video.)

Abdulla Husain on Having a Second Family

Abdulla Husain is an exchange student from Bahrain with the U.S. State Department’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study program. Here, he talks about living with his host parents, Susan Auer and Gerry Kress of Juneau.

Music:
“Piano – instrumental beat FL”
by SoundSam
https://soundcloud.com/soundsam-2/pia…
(The song’s volume was modified for use in this video.)

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