Ohio University is proud to celebrate its global community, comprising students, faculty and staff from more than 100 countries around the world.
In keeping with the spirit embodied in the International Week 2008 theme, "Your World, Your Story," Outlook invited nine members of our community -- some from other countries, some from the United States with international experiences -- to interview each other about their personal experiences here and abroad and a little bit about what makes Ohio University a place they can call home.
Today's video features Quito, Ecuador, native Mario Grijalva and Symphonie Smith, originally from Akron, Ohio.
Mario is the director of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine's Tropical Disease Institute. He studies the biology and epidemiology of Chagas disease, specifically in Ecuador and Latin America. Mario, who hails from Quito, Ecuador, holds a doctorate from Ohio University.
Symphonie spent 10 weeks in Mexico during winter quarter 2007 as part of her Ohio University experience. Originally from Akron, Ohio, she is a senior in the College of Health and Human Services, pursuing a degree in family studies.
View a full transcript of their conversation.
See a full schedule for International Week, which runs through Saturday.