Diversity & American Life

Jordanian Army First Lieutenants Zaid AL-Awawdah (far left) and Basil Al-Amro (far right) pose next to a couple of Panamanian Folk Dancers who performed at the San Antonio Folk Dance Festival.
A Worldwide Experience Gained from One Location

On Saturday, March 18, we attended a DLIELC trip arranged by the International Field Studies Office. It was to the 59th An-nual San Antonio Folk Dance Festival held at Our Lady of the Lake University. This was our first time attending a fes-tival like this. It was a really amazing, unique...

Col Cooper presents the Challenge Coin to Lt Gen (Ret) Hata
DLIELC unveils Wall Of Fame inductees

By Senior Airman Warburton JBSA-Lackland, TX The DLIELC unveiled their wall of fame inductees Aug. 21, at the DLIELC on JBSA Lackland. “In the 61 years since DLI’s English Language Center has been established, there have been many students who have made significant contributions in...

San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau parade
International Salute to Fiesta San Antonio!

By Col Jeff Cooper, USAF Commandant, Defense Language Institute English Language Center In what is growing into a San Antonio tradition, 102 military service members representing 58 countries around the world, from Nigeria to Afghanistan to Ukraine, marched with their national flags...

International students presenting 'Diversity of Cultures'
Presenters share unique “Diversity of Cultures” at the DLI Holiday Social

By Annette D. Janetzke Public Affairs, DLI This year the DLI AMIGO Holiday Reception had something new. Five volunteers presented a theme of "Diversity of Cultures." They explained celebration of a special holiday in their country. The present-ers began with music relating to their...

Trip to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Student Shares Experience During FSP Botanical Gardens Weekend Tour

The Field Studies office provided a trip to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens on February 10. I was among 50 students attending this event. I had a chance to enjoy the dazzling array of colors in the formal setting that explores the world of exotic plants and unique species of Texas native...

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Faculty Publication: "What Ramadan really means to me — and nearly 2 billion Muslims" by Hassan Abbas

On 24 March 2023, Grid News published NESA Center Distinguished Professor Hassan Abbas's latest article titled "What Ramadan really means to me — and nearly 2 billion Muslims." "For many, Islam’s holy month involves much more than fasting prayer; it’s a 'physical and spiritual cleanse' as well...

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