This summer, Vivian Medina-Messner and I are teaching 24 Iraqi college students in our VCU Social Media Institute. They are in the U.S. through the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the international nonprofit FHI 360. Together with 19 American students, they are planning and implementing social media campaigns for 10 nonprofit organizations in Richmond. CBS 6 ran a multimedia story on the Iraqi students after they visited the television station earlier this week. The students were interviewed on their views on the U.S., Richmond and of course social media.
Please view the entire story “Iraqi students learn social media lessons in Richmond”, video interviews as well as a photo slideshow on the website of CBS 6. You can follow our Social Media Institute on our program website and on Twitter. Articles on the cultural experiences of the Iraqi students in Richmond can be found on the IYLEP program website.