ULM students celebrate International Week with multicultural events

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It’s International Week at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. 

A chance for students to share and embrace each other’s cultures. And, with over 300 international students from more than 60 countries the school says it’s important to allow students to share the culture of the home countries.

So far, students have held a flag parade, painted rocks, and learned about different languages. 

An opportunity the Director of International Student Services says is a chance to find unity. 

“Our international students most of them come here by themselves, so it’s very important for them to share their culture to share with them hey this is the language that I speak, this is the food that we eat and this is how we dance,” said Arely Castillo, Director International Student Services. 

Today, students will have a food festival where they will sell items from there native countries followed by international zumba and a scavenger hunt. 

The week of festivities ends Friday with the International Students Gala that is open to the public.  

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