Though there are many study abroad opportunities on campus, not all students are exposed to the cultures of other countries. That is exactly what International Week is for. We sat down with Sarah Reuter, Director of International Studies, to hear more about this upcoming celebration
She said, "So about four years ago, I took over for this position, the Director of the International Center, and was really looking to, kind of, try to bring up the global awareness on campus and to try to get students more involved with, kind of, global initiatives and to bring, kind o,f different events and different ways for them to be exposed to different cultures."
Reuter told us some of the events that will be taking place next week. These include belly dancing lessons, salsa lessons, a study abroad session, the Language Learn event where quick language lessons will take place, and finally a huge festival at the end of the week.
She said, "It's five bucks for students and it's really all the food you can eat. It's twelve restaurants that come in and bring delicious kind of, Indian, or Korean, Japanese food and then we bring in three different performers."
Also, if students obtain a passport and get it stamped by attending four events, they can get into the International Festival for free.
The events will be scattered across campus, but a majority of the food events will be held in GSU and in Commons as well. Other locations include Konover, Mortenson Library, and the Shaw Center.
International Week will start this coming Monday and extend through to the next Saturday.
For more information on International Week and for the full list of events being held, visit the following link:
http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/intcenter/Back to Main Page