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At the University of Bridgeport, we are truly a reflecting pool of the world. Founded in 1927, we are a private, non-sectarian university. We are located in the state of Connecticut, just one hour away from New York City. Our close proximity to the largest financial center in the world gives our International students access to plentiful job opportunities including internships in New York.
With approximately 20% of our student population being comprised of International Students, we have been recognized as being among the Top 10 Most Diverse Schools in the country. At UB, our global character creates an environment where you can learn and live in an international environment that is reflective of the real world in the 21st century.
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Join us as we hear from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the UB and local community about stories from their service abroad and how their service has influenced what they are doing today. Pizza will be served!
Sponsored by the College of Public and International Affairs and the UB Peace Corps Prep Program.
Join us as we kick off International Festival Week on our first continent: North America! Come learn a few moves from the islands of the Caribbean, where music and dance have evolved with influences from Africa, Latin America, and beyond. UB’s Caribbean Service Association will host this informal workshop to share their culture with you and get you moving to the beats! All skill levels are invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!
Sponsored by the Caribbean Service Association and the International Festival Committee.
Join us for a lecture in Spanish by UB’s own Miguel Arroyo and Brandon LaFavor. The presentation will introduce you to South America’s geography, demographics, economics and culture. There will be headphones available so students may listen to the English translation as Miguel and Brandon give their presentation in Spanish. We will also have a special guest, Ilene Tillman from Academic Programs International (API) to talk about study opportunities in South America.
Sponsored by the Education Abroad Resource Center, Academic Programs International (API), and the College of Public and International Affairs
Our International Festival week now takes us to South America, which we will celebrate with this exciting event in which participants will learn some steps of Latin salsa dance from UB’s award-winning Ballroom Dancing Team! This dance style will teach you rhythm and vibrancy, and is one of the most fun styles of dance for people of all ages and skills levels to learn. Everyone is invited – no prior dancing experience necessary!
Sponsored by the Ballroom Dancing Team and the International Festival Committee.
Wednesday of our International Festival Week celebrates the continent of Africa! Our celebration begins with this special workshop hosted by the UB African Student Association. Stop by the lobby of the Student Center for a chance to make your own set of Waist Beads, which have been worn by women in Northern and Western Africa for centuries and are steeped in tradition and ceremony. Learn more about their history and meaning, and create your own personalized set of Waist Beads that can be worn over or under your clothes!
Sponsored by the African Student Association and the International Festival Committee.