International Student Centre

Documentary offers an exploration of global village

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of the animated film If the World Were a Village, February 13 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

There are more than six billion people, but if we imagine the entire human population of the world as a village of just 100 people:

Film tells tales of Chinese Canadian immigrants

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of From C To C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration, February 6 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Filmed on location in British Columbia and throughout China’s Guandong province, From C to C is a moving, and cinematic, tapestry of Chinese Canadian stories of migration. These stories outline the injustices faced by Chinese migrants during the last century, and the little-known effects of migration on the families and communities of migrants.

New recruiter to play key role in attracting international students

Windsor is an easy sell for international students, says Deena Wang. The University’s first-ever coordinator of international student recruitment, she started in her new role January 14 and is already impressed.

“International students are looking to experience life in a Western city, which certainly Windsor can provide,” says Wang. “It’s still small enough for them to experience real Canadian culture as well. From that standpoint, there are a lot of aspects to promote.”

Wednesday deadline for holiday host applications

Wednesday, December 19, is the deadline for applications to the Host for the Holidays program, which program places international students with Windsor families willing to open their homes to guests for a holiday dinner.

International student advisor Enrique Chacon says the students are interested in joining a typical Canadian celebration, so host families do not need to go to a lot of trouble.

End of exams will bring more than relief to residence students

Whether it crept on without a warning or it couldn’t have come any faster, it’s inevitable—December is in full swing. For many of the students living in UWindsor's six residence halls, the end of final exams will bring more than just a sigh of relief.

Danielle Gunsch, a first-year biology student living in residence, hasn’t been to her home in Kitchener for more than a weekend in over six months.

“One thing I really miss are long daily talks with my mom,” she says. “Right now we only talk every two weeks.”

Tree-trimming party gives overseas students a taste of Canada

A tree-trimming party Tuesday in the International Student Centre attracted dozens of participants representing countries around the world.

Aoi Ishimaru, an exchange student in art history from Tokyo’s International Christian University, said she wanted to experience a Canadian Christmas.

“I wanted to taste Canadian-style treats—cookies and apple cider,” she said. “It was very nice.”

Program seeking holiday hosts for international students

There is no better way to promote peace than to reach out to citizens of other nations, says Enrique Chacon. That’s why the international student advisor gets excited about the Host for the Holidays program.

“It’s an opportunity for students from around the world to learn about Canadians, and for people here in Windsor to gain an understanding of other cultures as well,” he says.

Calcutta’s red light kids subject of documentary

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents the Oscar-winning feature Born Into Brothels, today at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

The most stigmatized people in Sonagachi—the red light district in the Indian city of Calcutta—are not the prostitutes, but their children. In the face of abject poverty, abuse, and despair, these kids have little possibility of escaping their mother's fate or for creating another type of life. Yet these children of prostitutes embark on a transformational journey.