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Georgia College celebrates international diversity

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October 15, 2012

Georgia College celebrates cultures from around the globe during its 16th annual International Week.

This year’s events take place Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26. The weeklong festivities are free and open to the public.

“This year we’re placing an emphasis on the importance of international education and intercultural exchange,” said Libby Davis, associate director of Georgia College’s International Education Center. “We’re also celebrating cultural diversity on campus and educating both the campus and community about the many opportunities for everyone to get involved and learn about our world.”

A highlight of the week is the International Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, on front campus.

Sponsored by the International Club, the celebration includes live entertainment, exhibits and activities representing more than 30 countries.

The university has organized International Week since 1997.

Hosted by the International Education Center and International Club, the campus celebration coincides with United Nations Day, Oct. 24, which celebrates the birthday of the United Nations.

“Our international students love to share their backgrounds,” Davis said. “They always put a lot of effort into their exhibits and performances to reflect their countries and cultures. In this increasingly interconnected world, it is imperative we all know about other people, cultures and countries. And we all must learn to live together.”

For more information, call 478-445-4789. Visit gcsu.edu/international/internationalweek.htm for this year’s schedule of events.

 

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.


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