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Cuesta College portal connects SLO to the world

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Cuesta College has teamed up with Shared Studios to make the world a little smaller. For a limited time, Cuesta College students and members of the community can have a conversation with someone in another country without leaving San Luis Obispo. 

The golden portals, created by journalists Amar Bakshi and Michelle Moghtader, are equipped with audiovisual technology to create an interactive experience with someone on the other side of the world. 

The college is using the golden portal as a supplement to their college courses. Extracurricular clubs and community organizations are also benefiting from the golden box.

"We have a German class coming to practice language learning, we have a women's health class connecting with Kigali Rwanda, with practitioners, to talk about access to health care around the world," said Global Portal Curator Emma Saperstein. "[T]he Children's Center is bringing their classes over for two days to have a dance and musical connection with Gaza City... those are just a few examples of some of the programming that we're working to develop."
Click here to schedule a time for your connection. The portal is located at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery, room 7170, at Cuesta College until March 29. 

KSBY had the opportunity to sit down in the portal to connect with three refugees in Erbil, Iraq. Rana, Rami and Reyad share their story below:

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