Some Akron high school students are getting an international view.
Diplomats from the United Arab Emirates spoke to students from Buchtel, Firestone and Ellet High Schools at an Akron hotel Thursday afternoon.
Firestone High School junior Dominic Mussili says that he is interested in international affairs...and more students should pay attention as well.
"I've always been interested in the subject," Mussili tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and I beleive that more students should be paying attention to global affairs, because they affect our every day life as well as politics."
Organizer Jane Walker Snider is executive director of the Akron Council on World Affairs.
She says the contact helps open up students to the prospect of international jobs...and notes very prominent Akron companies with an international footprint.
"What it does is, it lifts them out of the context of seeing occupations as being doctor, lawyer, teacher," Walter Snider explains to AkronNewsNow, "and they meet these diplomats, who talk to them, with the one (Thursday) being the United Arab Emirates, talking to them about the relationship they have with Goodyear."
The students have also had visitors from other countries, including a recent visit from a Japanese delegation.