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    Posted March 17, 2014 by
    San Pedro City, Philippines
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Why study abroad? Ask Michelle Obama

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    On Foreign Students’ Rights


    I’m an avid fan of both Pres. Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. In fact, even if I'm from the Philippines and not an American, I did several online campaigns supporting the presidential election bid of Pres. Obama in 2008 and his re-election bid in 2012. I established  2 online fan-clubs for Obama on Friendster way back in 2008. When Friendster wasn't around anymore, I established 2 online fan-clubs for Obama in 2012. The said online fan-clubs for Obama on Facebook are still around and kicking.



    Since some foreign students do experience some discrimination and bullying due to their cultural or ethnic traits, traditions and languages, I’m somehow concerned about the safety of such students. I have a friend who is both working and studying in Canada. Such friend of mine is doing fine there right now. But I do read news about foreign students who sometimes get discriminated just because of their nationality or other racial issues. I hope the international community can do something about the said issue.


    My Question:

    Madam Michelle Obama, what do you think the international community should do to protect foreign students from either would-be bullying or would-be discrimination by native-born students in the respective countries where they are currently studying? Best Wishes!

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