More than 200 students from Van Buren, Findlay, Lima Senior, Hardin Northern, McComb, and Riverdale high schools, along with middle school students from Lima City Schools, will be “traveling the globe” on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the University of Findlay.
The Language and Culture Department has been offering its Travel the Globe experience since 2009. Participants will learn about Japan, the Spanish language, American Sign Language and deaf culture, Arabic culture and world health issues. Discussions and a diversity quiz bowl will also be held, and lunch will be served in Henderson Dining Hall.
Approximately 40 professors, students and staff from various departments and disciplines will provide engaging and practical learning activities. For instance, students from Saudi Arabia will be presenting, and staff from the Buford Center for Diversity and Service will serve key roles.
“Our department sponsors this event to share culture and diversity with students who may not otherwise get to meet someone from another country,” said Jennifer Fennema-Bloom, Ed.D., associate professor and director of the Teaching English as a Second Language Program.
This year’s sessions will be offered from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Brewer Science Center’s classrooms, Croy Gymnasium, the Alumni Memorial Union and Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion.