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How can we work together to promote better cultural understanding worldwide?

Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Peace Corps Volunteers

Boston University is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 large colleges that produce the most Peace Corps volunteers. Graduates who participate in the program are placed around the world to work on challenges such as agriculture, community economic growth, education, environment, health, and youth development. Not only do participants make an impact on international development, they leave with the skills to succeed in an increasingly global workforce.

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