Celebrating International Education Week

11.15.2016 Article, Diversity, General, M.S. in Business Analytics, Reynolda Campus, School News

By Stephanie Skordas, Sr. Associate Director, Communications

As part of a global community, the Wake Forest University School of Business is committed to developing professionals who have a global mindset, and are able to build and thrive in high performing teams with colleagues of different backgrounds and cultures. “We benefit from the experiences and perspectives shared by international students, faculty, and staff in our School,” said Amanda Horton, associate director of Integrative Student Services. The School celebrates International Education Week November 14-18.

The School’s International Graduate Student Association (IGSA) hosted an information table as part of the celebration. The group offered snacks from countries such as England, France, Indonesia, Japan and the Netherlands, engaging fellow students in conversation about their cultures.

“Wake Forest is a close community that international students can relate to, enabling us to bring and share our own cultures on campus,” said Yang Liu (MSBA ’17), a member of the IGSA who helped staff the information table.

“We’re excited to celebrate the richness of our community,” Horton said. The School is proud to represent a diverse and inclusive student population. Flags representing students from the Bahamas, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, the United States, and Zimbabwe are on display in the Founders Living Room.

The School will host a dinner for international students on Wednesday, November 16.