Africa is Not a Country

During one of their student-led morning meetings, SUSI students took initiative in their unofficial ambassador role by focusing on the misconception that they have encountered among some people in the United States that Africa is a country.

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CulturalFest Countdown: Meet Chinese Classical Dancing Group

We are less than three weeks away from the CulturalFest Performance Showcase on February 2! The Performance Showcase will feature 11 performing artists and groups who will share cultures from around the world on the Meany Hall stage. Meet the Chinese Classical Dancing Group, which will be sharing a classical dance piece they choreographed themselves.

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Pen Pal Celebration

FIUTS always looks forward to the education programs’ Pen Pal Celebration at the end of every quarter. Each quarter, bonds are created between international students and their elementary school pen pals. With hand-written and thoroughly doodled letters, FIUTS facilitates international understanding. The students learn about another culture through a mentor they can look up to, and the international students get a deeper understanding of education in America.

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A New Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family, and at FIUTS, we’re thankful for those who welcome international students to their family. Many of our hosts have hosted year after year, and some have welcome UW international students into their traditions for the first time. We’re grateful for their generosity, and happy to celebrate their kindness.

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A look back at November’s International Education Month

International Education Week is an initiative by the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange around the world. At the University of Washington, FIUTS reached out to departments around campus to compile a whole month-long calendar of international-themed on-campus events. These range from the UW Study Abroad Fair to musical performances and public lectures, as well as a couple FIUTS events that we highlight here.

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