Frostburg State University student Mary Biscoe has been selected to serve as a facilitator for the International Youth Leadership Conference, held in Dubai from Dec. 10 to 15. The IYLC will welcome over 120 students to the United Arab Emirates from more than 35 countries for an open-minded exchange of diverse perspectives on contemporary global challenges.
The IYLC is a week-long youth forum aimed at achieving mutual understanding between participants from all corners of the globe and giving them an opportunity to test their leadership skills, strengthen their cultural awareness, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions and realize through experience the complexities of the world we live in. The main objective of the IYLC is to facilitate an exchange of ideas across an ethnically diverse and socially responsible group of young international leaders. Their interaction provokes communication and dialogue that, throughout the week, provides an unparalleled learning experience and cross-cultural adventure.
“I am extremely excited to have this opportunity,” Biscoe said. “Hundreds of people from all over the world applied for this and I was one of four to be selected, so it is truly an honor. I can’t wait to get started and learn all about their culture.”
Biscoe is the president of FSU’s Student Government Association, vice president of membership for Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, member of Phi Eta Sigma Freshmen Honor Society and a Student Alumni Ambassador. She is president of Delta Zeta sorority, which boasts 50 members at FSU. Biscoe also volunteers for various community service projects and is a frequent driver for FSU’s SafeRide program. She is the daughter of Debbie and Ray Biscoe of Prince Frederick, Md. Biscoe plans to graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Law and Society as and Sociology. After graduation, she expects to continue her education by attending law school.
The IYLC is an initiative of Civic Concepts International, which promotes global citizenship by partnering with youth organizations and education. Its executive director and one of its founders is William Webster, a 1998 FSU graduate.