InterConnect Students Celebrate the New School Year

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Article by Jamie Nguyen.

September might be nearly over, but celebrations for the new school year are still in full swing. On Friday, September 13th, Goucher’s InterConnect students gathered for a community dinner.

Joined by Goucher’s Associate Director for International Students, Karen Sykes, students of InterConnect enjoyed a night filled with food and new connections. A part of the Center for Race Equity and Identity (CREI), InterConnect is a program for international students. This includes students who are citizens of foreign countries, US citizens that have lived abroad, dual citizens, exchange students, and third culture kids; children raised in a different culture than their citizenship culture.

This InterConnect dinner was the second major event conducted by the program since the start of the year. The first, “Tasty Tuesday” was held three days earlier.

Festivities at the InterConnect dinner began with introductions. Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, First-Years, and exchange students were all present. Some met for the first time, as they bonded over food and conversation in the cozy Pinkard Community room.

Ms. Mandile Mpofu, president of Goucher College International Student Association (GISA) was also present. She spoke about GISA’s desire to sufficiently represent the international community at Goucher College.

This meeting was one of many exciting activities that InterConnect has organized for the year. The next Tasty Tuesday is scheduled for October 1st and will be featuring Grenada. They will also be hosting the International Festival during the spring semester.

Photo taken by Jamie Nguyen.

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