Michelle Fitzgerald

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.

Relationships at centre of exchange experience

The University of Windsor takes great pride in its student exchange program, and this couldn’t have been more evident during a farewell party held in Katzman Lounge on November 27.

The gathering included food, drinks, conversation among new friends, and some thoughtful words from coordinator Michelle Fitzgerald, and Clayton Smith, vice-provost, students and international.

“The exchange program doesn’t only changes the lives of the students; it changes the world,” Dr. Smith said.