Introduced by Professor Mia Sasaki, Faculty of the Division of General Education, Parami undergraduate students had a great opportunity to join a virtual discussion with international students from around the world in April 2023. An online discussion is a collaborative event between five universities: the American University of Nigeria, the American University of Central Asia, the American University of Afghanistan, Brac University, and Parami University. Students from all three universities got a chance to discuss the voted topic, “Artificial intelligence is necessary for humanity."
“It was fun to hear students from across the world--Nigeria, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar--share ideas about their experience. The participants' willingness to listen and learn from each other at the Virtual Discussion is, I believe, what our world needs more of,” expressed Professor Mia Sasaki, Faculty of the Division of General Education.
Students who participated in the Virtual Discussion commented that it was great to meet with all of the new people and listen to different perspectives, and they want to join another event.
“It was an online discussion of the proposed topics and questions. There were six questions selected, and for an hour, we voted on one, and everyone discussed it together in the main room. The most favored topic was AI. The discussion went well, and the chat was filled with great insights. For the second hour, breakout rooms were made for each question, and we got to pick any room we wanted and discuss. I went into the AI topic room as I would love to keep up with the pace from the main room. After an hour, we went back into the main room and shared our thoughts. After giving sweet regards, we successfully ended the session.” Wai Moe, Parami Class of 2026
Although all academic instructions take place online, undergraduate students at Parami University have both online and offline opportunities to engage in global and intercultural experiences.