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International student profile: Awatef

Filed in Libya, Multimedia, Video by on February 8, 2012

Awatef is a student, but her situation is by no means traditional. She is a loving wife and mother of four. Formerly a physician in Libya, Awatef moved to Columbia, Mo., in 2009 with her husband and children in order to get a master’s degree in public health. After graduating last December, Awatef and her family returned to Libya, but if the Libyan government renews her scholarship the family will return to Columbia in August 2012 in order for Awatef to attain her doctoral degree.

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