Representing over 30 countries, the students of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Hodges University will host an International Day on October 30th and 31st. The event, held bi-annually since 1994, provides the students with an opportunity to share their experiences with classmates from diverse cultural backgrounds.
The event will showcase presentations by the students about the life, art and culture of their home countries. The students also contribute to a pot-luck lunch, giving both students and faculty a chance to socialize and sample cuisines from around the world.
Students find International Day to be an enjoyable and culturally enriching experience that cultivates understanding of the different ethnicities represented, and fosters appreciation for global diversity.
Long known for its diverse student population, Hodges University was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the most diverse student populations among colleges in the South. In a recent survey conducted by the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, Hodges University ranked fourth out of the 28-institutions in Hispanic graduates. Currently, 25% of the total student population is Hispanic, 15% are African-American.
International Day will be held at Hodges University’s Ft. Myers campus on Tuesday, October 30th, beginning at , and at the Naples campus on October 31st at . For more information, contact Joe Turner at (239) 598-6169.