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FGCU Welcomes International Students, Faculty, Staff to Southwest Florida Sept. 19

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to join in welcoming international students, faculty and staff to Southwest Florida during the seventh annual International Reception, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19 in the Student Union Ballroom.

“To date, we have had 40 countries represented by our international students,” International Services director Elaine Hozdik said. “Additionally, a number of our students have studied abroad as part of their educational experience.

“Through our international and study abroad programs, we continue to add to our understanding of world cultures and perspectives through the diversity of our University community. We encourage members of our community who have an interest in international experiences to join us.”

Sponsored by FGCU’s Office of International Services and the International Club, the event is an opportunity to become acquainted with FGCU students from other countries or students who have studied abroad.

FGCU will highlight its international education initiatives, its commitment to offering education worldwide and its evolving international reputation.

A sampling of foods and flags from the students’ homelands will be part of the reception.

For more information, contact Hozdik at (239) 590-7925 or .

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