Once a month, international students get to meet for tea, cookies and conversation.
About 18 got together Wednesday, in the Ludwick Center, for the first International Tea Time of the 2022-23 academic year.
The event is designed to give the international students a chance to get to know one another and share experiences without their domestic peers, said Nancy Newman, director of international services and engagement.
Daniel Loera, director of multicultural affairs, said it is about building community.
Newman said she hopes these events will promote these students’ out-of-classroom experiences in the U.S.
Meeting peers with the shared experience of being from somewhere else, coordinators hope, will also give these students a chance to learn about one another.
The monthly tea time is open to all international students.
Next international tea time will be at 11 a.m., Oct. 11, in the Ludwick Center, Room 211.
—Emmanuel Garibaldi Stevenson