Welcoming other cultures to campus
Florida Gulf Coast University prides itself on its own flourishing International Student and Scholars program. To date, the school has had students represent more than 80 different countries within this program. In addition to international students studying on our campus, FGCU students have found themselves traveling to places such as Australia, Argentina, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Guyana and Spain in order to pursue their own academic interests.
On Friday, Sept. 12, in the Cohen Center on FGCU’s campus, FGCU invites the community to attend its 18th annual International Reception. This reception is a showcase of of international enterprise and a formal welcoming to all the school’s abroad students and scholars. There will be a sampling of foods and flags representing the students’ homelands.
In a recent press release, International Services Director Elaine Hozdik said, “Through our international and study abroad programs, we continue to add to our understanding of world cultures and perspectives through the diversity of our university community. We encourage members of our community who have an interest in international experiences to join us.”
Timothy W. Gini said that “this is a great opportunity for international and domestic students, staff and faculty to fellowship together with community members to develop a deeper interest and understanding of various international education opportunities at FGCU.”