October 25th, 2020

University of Lethbridge hosts International Education Week


By Bobinec, Greg on November 18, 2019.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

With over 85 countries represented at the University of Lethbridge every year, International Education Week gives the campus community the opportunity to celebrate an array of cultures and learn from their global neighbours.

From today through Friday of this week, the University of Lethbridge welcomes everyone to join them for their celebrations and a variety of activities for International Education Week.

“Everyone is welcome to attend our celebrations for International Education Week and learn more about the rich cultural diversity on campus,” says ImarÅ“ Baquero, manager of International Student Services.

“The week’s activities provide plenty of opportunities to learn about the multiple education-abroad opportunities U of L offers its students.”

The program today and Tuesday includes a demonstration of yukata dressing with Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, an education-abroad information session, a Brazilian carnival dance workshop, and an international trivia night. Wednesday’s Living Library, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the entrance of the library will feature U of L international students from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines and South Korea.

“During this event, we invite people to borrow a person instead of borrowing a book,” says Nada Stannard, library operations specialist. “The living library gives people the chance to learn first-hand about other countries, customs and cultures.”

On Thursday, visitors will be able to take in Flamenco, an award-winning documentary about the world of flamenco. The week wraps up Friday afternoon with an open house at the U of L International Centre.

Throughout the week, international students will be teaching their native language at noon, and participants can learn how to greet people and introduce themselves in 10 different languages. As part of International Education Week, the campus community is invited to participate in the Capture Culture Photo Contest by submitting photos in one of two categories, cities and landscapes or people, food and culture. The full schedule of activities can be found at uleth.ca/international.

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