International games, dances celebrate diversity
Georgia College brings the world together Thursday to celebrate International Week.
The front campus will transform into a worldwide stage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for its 15th Annual International Day. This year’s theme is character.
“We will have Jamaican music and a traditional Zimbabwean dance,” said Libby Davis, associate director for the International Education Center. “We also will present a salsa dance team and performance from the Swing Club. A group from Putnam County High School will perform French and Spanish songs.”
Across the campus visitors can play games and enjoy entertainment and festivities representing 40 countries. International
Club members in authentic attire will share information about their home countries.
“We have very talented students to entertain our visitors,” Davis said. “It’s always a festive atmosphere.”
Georgia College organized its International Week in 1997, and the date was set for late October to coincide with United Nations Day, celebrating the birthday of the United Nations.
“It’s an opportunity to learn about the diversity on campus,” Davis said. “It’s a chance to learn about different countries represented at Georgia College. It also is a great time to learn about the world without even leaving Milledgeville and to learn firsthand about diverse perspectives.”