Pakistani, American Students in Live Videoconference Dialogue

via www.kentucky.com

The exchange student moderated a videoconference yesterday at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School connecting 11 students here to students in Karachi, Pakistan; Washington, D.C.; and Maize, Kan. The four-way conference lasted two hours and included questions on premarital sex (is it prevalent in Pakistan?), what students do for fun, how to cure homesickness if you are studying abroad and whether violence is a problem at all high schools. Pakistani students were asked what they want people to know about their country. The answer was uncannily similar. “We’re not as bad as people think,” answered a male student in Pakistan. “We love peace. In one way or another, we are all the same.”