News | September 08, 2015


FGCU to welcome international students and scholars

Florida Gulf Coast University invites the community to attend a showcase of international initiatives and formal welcoming of international students, scholars and study abroad participants during the 19th annual International Reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the Cohen Center ballroom.

“To date, we have had more than 80 countries represented by our international students,” said Elaine Hozdik, director of FGCU International Services. “Additionally, a number of our students have studied abroad as part of their educational experience to places such as Australia, Argentina, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guyana, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa and Spain. Our faculty host several colleagues from abroad each year and engage them in teaching and collaborative research.”

Co-sponsored by FGCU International Services and Student Government, the event is an opportunity to become acquainted with FGCU students and scholars from other countries or students who have studied abroad.

FGCU will highlight its international education initiatives and its commitment to offer an educational experience with global perspectives. Remarks by university officials and student leaders will be followed by a reception.

A sampling of foods and flags from the students’ homelands will be part of the reception. Several local cultural or international community organizations will also participate.

For more information, contact Elaine Hozdik at (239) 590-7925 or [email protected]