Cultural engagement outing for college students [Archives:2008/1206/Last Page]

November 10 2008

Twenty Yemeni college students, including five girls, and nine foreign students studying at the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies ventured on a one day tour to the outskirts of Sana'a last Friday.

The foreign students came from France, America and Switzerland to study Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the YCMES in Sana'a and have been interested in interacting with Yemeni youth and engaging with them culturally.

Abdulrazaq Al-Azazi, editor of the Intilak college newspaper which organized the trip, explained that Yemeni youth wanted to reach out to foreign youth in Yemen and discuss their impressions about Yemen with them.

“They enjoyed the trip and were impressed that Yemeni girls went on such a tour; they said they have never seen Yemeni girls taking part in such an activity