group celebrating World Student DayThe campus community is invited to celebrate World Student Day along Turtle Island Walk on July 20.

Celebration to welcome students from around the world

A free lunch, activities, and performances will celebrate international language students and their contributions to their host community on Friday, July 20 — designated by Languages Canada as World Student Day.

Languages Canada is a national organization representing the language education sector; the UWindsor’s Centre for English Language Development is an accredited member.

The centre’s acting director, Katia Benoit, says this year’s event will take place in the David A. Wilson Commons and along Turtle Island Walk, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We’re bringing the celebration to the main campus to increase awareness and participation,” she says. “We’re going to create an exciting and social atmosphere in recognition of all the international students who have chosen the University of Windsor.”

Activities are still in the planning stages, but will include a zumba lesson, an obstacle course, a tower building competition, a basketball free throw contest, the creation of a chalk mural sharing thoughts on Canada, and addresses by dignitaries, as well as a luncheon starting at noon, while supplies last.

Watch for more information as World Student Day approaches.