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follow-up survey to a December 1982
study by MSA. Only 16 percent of the in-
ternational student population an-
swered the questionnaire, after three
different attempts at soliciting respon-
se.
"We are discouraged by survey upon
survey with no follow-up and consistent
negative results," Wampah said. "The
outcome is apathy, and apathy is dif-
ficult to overcome. People need proof,
need to know what the University will
do for foreign students and what they
can do for the University. A turnabout
is possible and in the self-interest of
both parties.
Wampah said that when graduate
students go back and play important
roles in their own countries they in-
fluence future enrollment at the
University of students from their own
countries.
"The academic standards are con-
stant," he said, "so that social climate
plays an important part in continuing
or increasing enrollment."
He is working to reestablish mutual
confidences," and if that is accom-
plished according to Wampah, a more
active population of foreign students
will make a more positive contribution
toward the social exchange between
American and international students..
The International Student Affairs
committee could be missing that link,"
he said.
Heise said also, "The International
Center at one time provided the connec-
tion between the foreign students and
other student organizations, but that
link no longer exists. The nationality
clubs now fill that need."
ISAC, a committee made up of the
presidents of each different nationality
club, works within the structure of
Michigan Student Assembly to join the
clubs into an international body and
link that body with other student
organizations.

The committee has been unable thus
far to sponsor any successful inter-
national activities because it operates,
according to Wampah, "(without the)
minimal facilities for effective
organization such as an office or
meeting place, and with sporadic non-
precise funding."
In recent negotiations, they were
given an office to share with one other
organization, a compromise from an
original offer of being the fourth in an
already established office.
In terms of the funding program,
ISAC was given no alternative to the
current method of soliciting funds from
one of five different offices, including
MSA itself.
The problem of having no secure base
of funds evidenced itself at the recent
ISAC meeting. The meeting fell on
United Nations Day, an event the com-
mitte wanted to celebrate by having
cake and soft drinks during the
meeting.
Turning to the International Center
for help President Wampah was given
coupons for a free slice of pizza from
Parcheezies at the Union and free large
fries, with any purchase, from The
Miug. He did, in fact, distribute the
coupons to those present at the meeting
but it didn't exactly stimulate a festive
feeling.
ISAC's present activites include con-
ducting a weekly radio program on
WCBN from 6:30-7 p.m.. According to
the group's official position, the main
objective of the show is to serve as a
dialogue between the international and
American communities, but also to in-
form the University about international
happenings.
The committee's first social event,
World Music Night is open to the public
and scheduled for Saturday, November
17 in the Union. There will be music for
dancing and listening as well as
possible performances by local dancing
groups.
ISAC functions to united foreign
students and link them to the com-
munity of American students and to the
University administration. Among the
foreign students themselves, however,
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type of organization is desirable or even
necessary.
Xavier Maret, a French Ph.D. can-
didate in the Institute of Public Policy,
"isn't interested in sticking with the
foreigners" and says he feels it isn't
necessary. His status here is mainly
determined by the professional nature
of his studies and he says they are his
main priority.
"Public Policy is a relatively new
field," he said. "The program I'm in is
something I couldn't get in France and
that is why I'm here. I can act here the
same as I always did," he said,
"because American society is closer to
European" (than to other non-Western
countries)
"What I represent as a French person
is only a way of breaking the ice, a star-
ting place for conversation," he added.

"After that it is a matter of the in-
dividual and his personality."
Maret said he has the feeling of being
a visitor and imposes upon himself cer-
tain restrictions as a result.
"I feel it is not my perogative to par-
ticipate in local politics. I do not have
the right to claim publicly my opinion
or enforce it. It's the kind of respect due
from a visitor." He emphasized,
however, that he does not feel any
restrictions forced upon him by
American society because he is a
foreigner within it.
Alice Yang, a senior in the Business
School from the Republf._ of China, sees
herself somewhat differently. "I am
here as a foreign student and it is very
important for me to represent my coun-
try fairly. It is my responsibility for
through my actions as an individual,
people may make general assumptions
about my country," Alice says she wan-
ts to "make full use" of her Asian
background by participating in the
Free China Student Association, the In-
ternational Student Affairs Committe,
and the Martha Cook Dormity Minority
Council.
She says she feels that cultural
education activities can "broaden ones
mind, help people understand each
other and serve as one way to reduce
misunderstanding between nations."
Different people express their
national identity in different ways
depending on the background, expec-
tations, and personality each person
brings with him. Living in a foreign
country means reconciling the place
you came from with the place you are.
For some it is a constant active
process, for others it can slip easily into
the background. In any case, it is not
something even completely forgotten.
As Maret said. "I am French. I am
not American and I don't want to be."
Oram is a senior in LSA and she
spent her junior year abroad in
Israel..

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