Libyan students in Ottawa are running out of money
The future of more than five hundred Libyan students studying in Canada is rather uncertain these days. The students all arrived here on scholarships from the Libyan government, and until this month, they received monthly cheques to cover their expenses.
The cash came from the Libyan government and was managed by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. But with the political unrest in Libya, that money is gone now. Nwara Abdul-Hamid is finishing up her masters degree in Linguistics at Carleton University. She moved to Canada from Libya three years ago, and we spoke to her about how the money shortage is affecting her studies and her family.