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maple leaf  tattooSwedish exchange student Ida Karlsson shows off the maple leaf she had tattooed on her wrist as a memento of her semester in Canada.

Exchange students send greeting to UWindsor friends

The time she spent at the University of Windsor was her “best semester yet,” says Ida Karlsson, an exchange student from Sweden’s Jönköping University. In addition to her classes in communication, media, and film, she enjoyed the opportunity to see more of the Americas, visiting Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York City, Costa Rica, and Cuba.

As a memento of their Canadian adventures, Karlsson and some of her exchange friends now sport maple leaf tattoos on their wrists.

She was one of 69 exchange students at the University of Windsor this past semester, representing 37 partner institutions in 18 countries, reports Michelle Fitzgerald of the international exchange office.

“They come to learn about Canada and while they’re here, they help our domestic students explore other cultures,” she says.

This year’s class of international exchange students recorded a short video collage as one last shoutout to the new friends they made at the University of Windsor. Watch it here: