Arsema Mulugeta Assefa is one of just a few Ethiopian students who make up the larger international student body at Florida Tech.
Some highlights from Arsema's interview follow.
On why she wanted to come to the U.S. and how she plans to return to Ethiopia:
"For me personally, it was to do with the amount of freedom, and I was able to pursue what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be here. But most people leave (Ethiopia) and don't come back, and that's not my intention. I actually want to go back, make a difference in my country."
Jaya Pathak, originally from India, shares her insights about cultural diversity, integration and traditions. Also included here is a special online extra, in which Jaya speaks about the festivals of India.
Long before her studies began at FL Tech, Sunita Ramnarinesingh, from Trinidad, had the encouragement of her father to enter the field of electrical engineering. Hear this story as well as Sunita's thoughts on being a woman in the science field. Sunita also talks about some surprising differences between cultures.
Catch this week-long series of WFIT's International Student Spotlight, Monday through Friday during Morning Edition.