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Being a Good Neighbor in Other Cultures, Countries

I'm Jennifer Moore. For our Sense of Community series, we took to the streets looking for members of Springfield's international community to see what it means to be a good neighbor in other parts of the world.

Naif Al-Santli, 23, is from Saudi Arabia, and he studies English at MSU's English Language Institute.  (photo credit: Sam Senovich) Alicia Miranda, left, was born and Raised in Puerto Rico. She now works at MSU's English Language Institute.  The institute's director is Dr. Jane Robison, right. (photo credit: Sam Senovich) Kozumi Holcomb is originally from Japan. (photo credit: Sam Senovich) An abundance of international flags can be seen in the lobby of MSU's English Language Institute in downtown Springfield. (photo credit: Sam Senovich) Kobe Sarpong, from Ghana, poses with two friends. In Ghana, he says, neighbors play a role in raising--and disciplining--the neighborhood children. (photo credit: Sam Senovich) Ron Boyce, originally from Barbados, is the head track coach at MSU.  He said in developing nations, neighbors tend to be closer because they need each other and rely on each other more than they do in the United States. (photo credit: Sam Senovich) Liliana Tirado is from Colombia. She says it is tradition in her native country to ask about your neighbors often, and that it's not seen as an invasion of privacy to do so. (Photo credit: Sam Senovich)