International Student Growth Makes Cultural Campus
Fayetteville – to most of us it’s the home of the Razorbacks, where we live and the place go to school. But our small college town also has another thing going for it – a growing international student population that we can all enjoy. As a university that boasts an extensive study abroad program as well as a large international student population, we as students can benefit from one another, learning about hundreds of different cultures without leaving Fayetteville. Whether it’s China, India, Ireland or Germany, our international students are an integral part of our campus, and a part that all students should be involved in. Whether you’re a Fayetteville native or from another part of the world, we should all take the opportunity to get involved in the multicultural aspect of our school.
On a campus where there are endless ways to get involved with our international classmates, whether it’s simply getting to know one another through our classes or becoming a full-blown part of a student cultural organization, friendship family or conversation club, it’s easy to find opportunities to meet people from all over the world.
Meeting others from different cultures gives us a way to advance our learning outside of the classroom, teaching ourselves about different cultures through the people we associate ourselves with. It’s an important part of life – not only knowing our books, but becoming cultured members of society who are understanding of one another. Who knows, the person you meet in visiting just one multicultural meeting might become a close friend, mentor or vacation buddy on your student travels.
Becoming involved in our international student affairs makes us a much more rounded student body – one that cares about every student, makes everyone feel welcome and takes advantage of having the chance to meet people from around the world and learn from the many cultures found on this campus. As we grow in our international student population and study abroad opportunities, we should take advantage of the fact that there are hundreds of different cultures and thousands of people on our campus that we can experience and learn from.