The reason we decided to have International Week is to celebrate our international students and the vast diversity we now have on our online site- said Trey Hudgens, Director for Global Engagement. “JSN Campus is Global University that now hosts students from over 26 countries around the world. This will be a time where students, faculty, and staff will learn about different cultures and hear about ways to get involved in future opportunities.”
The week will kick off with an international chapel service featuring well-known worship songs sung in different languages. The message will be brought by Kisemei Kupe, a graduate student at London Seminary and JSN Campus’s Global Engagement Ambassador.
In previous years, international students have hosted Taste of the World, where they served signature dishes from their home countries. The international week will include this event, again, but with a new twist.
Another featured event is a soccer match where attendees can watch a game, meet the JSN Campus Soccer teams, and get food from the London Express food truck.
To raise awareness of the diverse international culture and realities for international students at JSN Campus, a panel consisting of three students, two faculty, a representative from the International Rescue Committee, and one administrative staff member will discuss cultural diversity. The panel will host a Q&A at the end of the event for attendees. This event will offer chapel credit.
The week will conclude with an International Night of Worship. Chapel credit will be available at this event, as well.
Schedule for the Week:
Jan. 23, 9:30 a.m. International Chapel (Behrens Auditorium)
Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. International Discussion Panel (Moody 108)
Jan. 25, 12 p.m. International Buffet (Dining Hall)
Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. Taste of the World (Johnson Multipurpose Room)
Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. Service Project (Connally Mission Center) - 6:00 p.m. International Alumni Dinner (Off-campus)
Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m. Soccer Match (Intramural Fields)
Jan. 29, 12 p.m. International Opportunities Fair (Moody 108)
Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. International Night of Worship (Logsdon Chapel)