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International Education Week

From Monday, November 13th to Friday, November 17th, "International Education Week" was taking place at CWRU so on Monday we went with Mr. George Koussa, our associate from "Margaret W. Wong & Associates", 

to the "You are Welcome Here Kickoff Party" put on by the staff of the Center for International Affairs which took place at The Spot at Leutner Commons. 

Mr. Alec Jokubaitis, Business Systems Analyst, told us that the activities actually started in February, 2017 when some 300 students attended an event in which the those born here in the United States made videos expressing  support for their new international friends. 

This evening's happening at The Spot did not draw as many people but there was a consistent stream of young people who created signs of welcome in different languages, posed for photos with Spartie, CWRU's mascot, and consumed free pizza. 

We chatted with Mr. David Fleshler (Vice Provost), Ms. Molly Watkins (Executive Director), Ms. Kaitlyn Lionti (Coordinator of Special Projects), Ms. Elizabeth Miller (Assistant Director of Student Services), and Ms. Autumn Beechler Stebing (Assistant Director of Education Abroad) from the Center and we all agreed that what mattered the most is that the people who were present were sincere about what they were doing there and were enjoying the interactions that they were having. 

We look forward to possibly taking in other such events scattered throughout the week

 

Michael Patterson

Community Liaison,

Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co., LLC

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