I started my talk with the question: Where is Libya located? In my experience, many young Americans do not know about other countries. I was overwhelmed by the fact that more than half of the students knew that Libya is located in North Africa, and that Libyans speak Arabic. I shared with this impressive group of students some aspects of Libyan family life, relationships, and values. Also, I shared with them some photos of our traditional clothing and food.
I concluded my presentation with an activity in which the students had the chance to create a poster, wherein they summarized and presented what they learned about Libya to other students.
Naji Albakay is a Libyan Fulbrighter pursuing an M.S. in Telecommunications at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.