Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) Think International Fair event held more than five different tables with organizations that promote international involvement. The event was part of SNHU’s International Education Week.
Some of the tables at the event were manned by organizations such as Study Abroad, Conversational English from the Learning Center, International Student Services, the Peace Corps, and SNHU’s Center for Community Engaged Learning.
The purpose of the event was to inform and encourage students to internationalize themselves. Leanne Bowden organized the event and wanted students to realize they do not have to go somewhere else to get international exposure. There are local opportunities to volunteer and get involved in international support.
Vice President of International Student Association Shukria Shinwari was at the event. She explained that the International Student Association is having an International Gala on Apr. 8 where there will be activities and performances by different students. The idea is to get people who are from different cultures to participate and represent those cultures.
They are looking for volunteers and students who are willing to participate. Any SNHU student is welcome to participate.
“We are looking for any kind of performance,” said Shinwari. There will also be flags representing the different cultures. If a student wants their culture recognized, they should reach out to the International Student Association.
For more information on International Education and opportunities for international exposure, students are encouraged to contact one of the organizations mentioned above from the event.