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Students take part in International Youth Leadership Conference
Four students from the Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program participated in the International Youth Leadership Conference (IYLC) held October 23-28, 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference was a weeklong youth forum on different topics pertaining to world politics, international relations and social affairs.
During the conference, participants had the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, debate contemporary issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions and realize through experience the complexities of international relations. The main objective of IYLC was to facilitate an exchange of ideas across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. Their interaction provoked communication and dialogue that, throughout the week, provided an unparalleled learning experience and cross-cultural adventure.
"The International Youth Leadership Conference was a great opportunity to bridge differences between people from all around the world. It was an enlightening experience that fosters and improves many skills. The opportunity helped to broaden my horizons and get me engaged with people from various parts of the world on a different level," said Hanan Arab, a senior majoring in international studies.
"We are pleased our students got a chance to take part in IYLC and experience various perspectives on current global issues. Nowadays, it is very important for students to be up-to-date on political, economic and social challenges. The conference was an open-minded exchange of ideas concerning the global future," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.