UKH students put Land of Peace on world map at international festival in Romania

3 years ago

For Halo Adil, it was his unique chance to put the Kurdistan Region on the world map with only one phrase in mind, 'خاکی ئاشتی' in Kurdish, Land of Peace. In Romania, he and hundreds of university students from around the globe participated in the annual international festival ISWinT in Timisoara city.

Both UKH students, Halo and Ibrahim Karim Khalid, graduating students from Business Administration, participated in the international festival.

There were students from more than 30 countries for this year's edition held on July 23 to August 2, each representing their host university. Halo, a UKH student, said that he first came to know about the event through the university's social media platform that triggered his interest to be part of a unique global experience thousands of miles away in Eastern Europe.

ISWinT, like similar prestige programs, has a competitive selection process, leaving almost no room for luck. Halo though said he finds himself lucky to have received enormous support from UKH staff before and during the process. "We wouldn't have been able to go to this festival without the help of UKH," Halo said as he explained financial and otherwise support he received from the university.

Both Halo and Ibrahim expressed gratefulness in having had the opportunity to visit Romania and experienced the local culture and language together with international students in an already famous city Timisoara, a multicultural city and the third most populous in Romania, has been selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

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