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Eye with many flags insideThe ISC Culture Series will present brown-bag lunch sessions on the cultures of countries home to the university’s international students.

Lunch lecture series to provide cultural perspectives

Want to learn more about the cultures of international students?

The International Student Centre is hosting a series of free lunchtime presentations for students, staff, and faculty interested in the traditions of lands home to UWindsor students.

“The purpose is to engage our campus community in learning more about the cultures of the students who are most prominent here,” says International Student Centre director Beth Oakley.

Scheduled to discuss customs, cuisine, geography and more are:

  • computer science professor Christie Ezeife on Nigeria, Sept. 25
  • ISC office co-ordinator Amal Jammali on the Middle East, Oct. 10
  • international student recruitment co-ordinator Romi Saraswat on India, Oct. 29
  • international student advisor Deena Wang on China, Nov. 13

Oakley hopes each session will also feature a student as co-presenter.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch; the events will run 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. in room 204, Laurier Hall. Sign up to express interest and receive an email reminder.

The centre has also produced materials to help staff and faculty support international students, including tips on understanding the experiences of international students and a guide to providing them with support outside of the classroom.