Future Leaders From Middle East Visit Wausau

By: Julia Fello Email
By: Julia Fello Email

Young adults from 19 different Middle Eastern countries are in Wausau this week, to learn how to become entrepreneurs.

It's part of the Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative - or MEPI, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Northcentral Technical College is hosting more than 30 students for a 4th year in a row.

Members of the Wausau Region Chamber's Executive Women's Program spoke to the international students today, to show how the female leaders are making an impact in their community.

Four students visiting are from Iraq, and one said she hadn't even heard of Wisconsin before she came to visit.

"My goal is to build an organization of freedom of women so I'd really like to do that and make women more independent to think," said Lana Yako, an Iraqi student from Northern Iraq.

The students will be in the Badger State through this Sunday.

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