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World On Wednesday!

The International and Multicultural Student Services Office (IMSSO) and its Global Connect program will be hosting its semimonthly World On Wednesday event Oct. 18 from noon-1 p.m. in BazTech, Room 202.

The Global Connect program, with more than 50 students involved, was created to pair international students with American students to help them learn English and about American culture. Not only does it give the international students the ability to learn about the American culture, it gives the American students the chance to learn about the culture of the international students as well. The whole idea of the program is to “create a bridge between American and international students,” said Sabrina Anwar, International Student Services Specialist.

These events were organized to bring international, multicultural and American students together to learn about similarities and differences of American cultures and cultures of international students, such as holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and Halloween.

“We have similar holidays in different countries, but they may be at different times of the year,” said Khalil Oumimoun, junior computer sciences major from Morocco.

“Some international students may not know what Halloween is, so we will have a presentation about Halloween during our meeting on the 18th,” Anwar said.

This event will feature an activity ranging from Minute to Win It style games to International Speed “Friend-ing,” according to the IMSSO Web page. Along with an activity and a themed presentation, students will receive a free lunch.

A week long, federally-funded event, International Education Week will be the third week of November, so there will be no World on Wednesday event during that week. International Education Week is observed at every collegiate institution. There will be flags from several different countries, lining the sidewalks across campus and campuses across the United States.