Podcasts - International Student Stories Podcast

Learn about our International Student Stories podcast — inspiring interviews with current and former international students — and links for where to listen.

 Court's in Session: Restarting a Law Career in a New Country

Court's in Session: Restarting a Law Career in a New Country

Rezarta Mataj had already achieved a great deal in her career at a  young age — a federal judge by the age of 24, a lovely family soon after, and the accolades to be an adjunct professor at public and private law schools all across Albania...

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September 16th, 2022
An Outlook with a Mission

An Outlook with a Mission

Podcast episode 2: Pietro Rossini from Italy is studying for his master's in journalism at Boston University.

A Journey to Pay it Forward

A Journey to Pay it Forward

Podcast episode 5 with Duc Pham (Part 1): Duc Pham is building upon a legacy inspired by generosity. His story began in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and continued through his studies at Santa Rosa Junior College.  

Finding Your Ideal Path in Higher Ed

Finding Your Ideal Path in Higher Ed

Duc Pham returns for Part 2 of a two-part interview. In this podcast episode, Duc talks about his experience going from community college student to college professor.

Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part 1

Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part 1

Valeria Rivera personifies the growth you can experience by stepping out of your comfort zone. In this podcast interview, hear how her origins brought her from San Salvador, El Salvador, to now being one semester away from graduating with her bachelo...

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August 2nd, 2022
Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part 2

Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone, Part 2

Valeria Rivera personifies the growth you can experience by stepping out of your comfort zone. In this podcast, hear how her origins brought her from San Salvador, El Salvador, to now being one semester away from graduating with her bachelor’s...

Songs of Friendship, Family, Spirituality, and Love

Songs of Friendship, Family, Spirituality, and Love

As we learn in this podcast interview, Bwejua Fachano is a lot of things; he’s a talented musician, a cancer survivor, and an international student — but more than that, he’s a dreamer. Through his journey from Abuja, Nigeria&n...

Songs of Life, Death, Depression, and Hope

Songs of Life, Death, Depression, and Hope

Bwejua Fachano returns for Part 2 of his two-part interview. In this podcast episode, Bwejua joins us as we do a retrospective of his last three songs; Fade, Father Father, and Waylon Smithers. These songs touch on heavy themes includi...

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August 2nd, 2022
 Set, Spike, Scholarship: A Student-Athlete's Journey

Set, Spike, Scholarship: A Student-Athlete's Journey

Born and raised in Potsdam, Germany, Luisa Wiewgorra worked hard to become an accomplished volleyball player which led her to receiving an athletic scholarship from Madonna University. In Part 1 of our 2-part podcast interview, Luisa opens up about h...

 Reporting to You Live: From Germany to U.S. Television

Reporting to You Live: From Germany to U.S. Television

Luisa Wiewgorra joins us for Part 2 of her two-part interview. In this podcast episode, Luisa reflects on her most memorable experiences studying journalism, and the doors that were opened during her time at Madonna University.

International Student Stories

International Student Stories

"We aim to unite people. To better appreciate and understand our differences, while recognizing our similarities and shared dreams. To inspire and uplift people. To create a more welcoming environment for all individuals. One voice at a time. On...

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