The University of Bridgeport will celebrate the traditions, cultures, food, and languages of its multi-cultural student body for International Education Week from November 18 to 22. Each day will feature unique International cuisines, an introductory language lesson, a unique cultural event and more.
Featured daily cuisines include Filippino, Russian, Nigerian and Peruvian, which will be available Monday to Friday at Marina Hall. Want to learn how to say "thank you" in Arabic or "how are you" in French? Stop by one of the daily language classes that meet each day in the Fresh Tossed dining hall. Plus, each day offers multiple cultural activities, including an Indian Rangoli design contest, international movie night and a K-pop dance workshop.
"As a former international student, I benefited from the transformational power of international education," according to Yumin Wang, director of the International Center for Students and Scholars. "International education, in my view, is the most important first step to make this world a place of tolerance, understanding, and respect. UB has a tradition of celebrating International Education Week for the past decade, and we hope you can join us!"
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide and promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. The week-long event is open to schools, businesses, embassies, colleges, universities and community organizations to embrace the exchange of language, culture, and ideas. To learn more, visit iew.state.gov.
The events are sponsored by the International Center for Students and Scholars in collaboration with the Office of Study Abroad, English Language Institute, Office of Housing and Residential Life, Dean of Students Office, The Center for Career Development, Sodexo, School of Education, Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, School of Public and International Affairs, K-pop Dance Club, Carribean Service Association, Saudi Students Club, UB Indian Students Association, Haitian Student Association, Civic Engagement and Student Government Association.