Iria Campos, Tania RodríguezIria Campos of Riverside Secondary School and Tania Rodríguez of Holy Names Catholic High School stop at the living wall in the Centre for Engineering Innovation during a tour of campus for international students Friday. Both Grade 11 students originally hail from Spain.

Recruitment tour targets local international students

A tour welcomed more than 40 international students to campus Friday, but this group was special — they all attend local high schools.

“Students come from around the world to attend secondary school in Canada, looking to get a head start on post-secondary studies here,” says Alisa Giroux-Souilliere, marketing co-ordinator in the international development office. “Our objective Friday was to get them interested in choosing the University of Windsor.”

The group encompassed students from both the public and Catholic systems, who heard presentations about academic programs, campus facilities, student support services, and the application process.

“The nice thing is we were able to answer questions for every individual regarding their specific situations,” Giroux-Souilliere says.

The visitors, all in Grade 11 or 12, represented a variety of homelands: China, Italy, Mexico, Palestine, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.