The Northerner

New international students from Ivory Coast, India and Japan gather to share their experiences at NKU.

International students’ first month in America

Emily Sisk and Wyatt Kain October 26, 2023

In the bustling Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, freshman Sahil Bachwani found himself in America for the first time. Suitcases in hand, the Ivory Coast native and his parents made their...

Oversight is what we do: Further control on international student financial aid

“Oversight is what we do”: Further control on international student financial aid

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk June 26, 2023

Northern Kentucky University’s handling of financial aid for international students has been a subject of much change and confusion. NKU stopped offering merit-based scholarships for incoming international...

NKU rolls back merit scholarships for international students

NKU rolls back merit scholarships for international students

Mildred Nguyen, Managing Editor December 7, 2022

Duong Nguyen’s family was planning for years for his younger brother, a high school senior, to apply to Northern Kentucky University. His brother had been studying for the IELTS and SAT exams when they...

Residents and housing staff at RA-hosted New Residence Hall Kickback event, organized to build community involvement.

Expectations vs reality: Effect of housing’s new structure on resident experiences

Moyo Mike-Adeogun, Contributor October 26, 2022

First-time undergraduate students have a 12-month dropout rate of 24.1%, according to a report by the Education Data Initiative. With this in mind, the Office of University Housing at NKU implemented...

65 countries across the globe are represented at NKUs campus this year.

International student population the highest ever in seven years

Olivia Knabel, Contributor October 19, 2022

With a total of 506 international students attending for the Fall 2022 semester, NKU hasn’t seen a number this large since 2015. Rebecca Hansen, Director of International Student & Scholar Services...

Students trying different Japanese foods in the Student Union.

International Student Union hosts World Bazaar event Monday

Braden White, Arts & Life Editor April 11, 2022

Snacks, language cards and other souvenirs are just a few of the things that you could find at the World Bazaar event hosted by NKU’s International Student Union Monday afternoon in the Student Union.  The...

Flags hang in the Student Union.

International students discuss plans for Thanksgiving, winter break

Mildred Nguyen, Reporter November 15, 2020

International students at NKU are facing a unique situation as classes move online until the end of the semester and COVID-19 cases rise around the globe. “Since it started during the summer, there...

Many members of WISH feel as if WISH has become a second home for them.

Organization helps international students find second home

Alyssa Weber, Assistant Arts & Life Editor January 30, 2020
It has been three and a half years since senior criminal justice major Nahawa Ada Sesay has gone home to Sierra Leone to see her family. However, because of the NKU organization Welcoming International Students Home (WISH), Sesay has found her second family.
Hathal Alroqi is from Saudi Arabia and is studying at NKU through the King Abdullah Scholarship Program. He is one of the last students that will attend NKU through the program.

Saudi student population set to vanish

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2016

When students begin rolling back onto campus in the fall, there is one minority group that will be significantly lacking in number. Formerly able to study anywhere in the world courtesy of a government...

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