By Amanda Reddy

Bibhusha Karki, an MSUM senior from Nepal, has been named the November 2010 Multicultural Student of the Month. Karki is majoring in international studies with an emphasis in development and a minor in economics. She is interested in the issues of human rights, women’s rights, and diversity. Karki has been a champion for diversity in student senate, rallied to lower health insurance costs for international students, and is now planning an event to raise awareness about the recent flood in Pakistan.

When Karki moved here from Nepal in 2008, she went through culture shock like many other international students. “The first month was very tough,” Karki said. “But everyone who comes here for the first year is nervous. They are going through the same phase. We are all leaving our home, and there’s uncertainty.” She believes the way to ease this uncertainty is through involvement. “The more we get involved and take interest in being part of the MSUM family, the better results we have,” Karki said.

Read the full story at the Multicultural Affairs website.