Orlando Hosts 1st Annual International Festival

| May 21, 2015
Orlando International Festival

Webster Orlando’s first international festival brought together students from four continents to share food and culture while becoming more familiar with staff and the student services available at Webster University.

Celebrating the diversity of its student population, Webster University’s Orlando metro campus location recently hosted its first international festival, bringing together new and current Webster graduate students studying at the Orlando campus from all around the world. The event gave the students a chance to meet each other in a social setting prior to the start of the 2015 summer term.

The Orlando campus has one of the most diverse student populations of any domestic campuses, currently hosting students from Bosnia, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Libya, Morocco, Puerto Rico,  Thailand and Venezuela. The South Orlando campus location includes a world map where students can share their hometown with other students to create a portrait of a truly global university.

At the festival, students enjoyed food from around the world. Students from India brought authentic dishes from their provinces. Webster Orlando rep Janice Thompson helped orient the students through a trivia contest, quizzing them about Connections and other important resources and services available to international students.

During lunch, students introduced themselves and shared their interests and academic programs with the group, discussed how they heard about Webster and why they choose the Orlando campus for their graduate studies.

The event gave staff, faculty and academic advisors an opportunity to meet students and welcome them to Orlando as they begin their studies. Many are studying Information Technology Management and were attracted by the additional months of Optical Practical Training (OPT) available for international students.

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