Twenty-nine students from the University of Pikesville recently traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Indianapolis International Festival, where they were able to enjoy an educational, multicultural weekend.
trips like these are important because it provides international
students with a hands-on educational experience and gives them a
greater understanding of U.S. culture,” Pikesville International
Students and Scholar Services Director Diann Whittier, one of the
trip's organizers, said in a news release. “Effective multicultural
concepts are not learned from the web or movies or media venues but
found in peer-to-peer human interaction.”
the trip with Study Abroad Director Tim Whittier, who is also a
professor of biology. The couple has a lot of experience organizing
and running student trips, having conducted more than 600 to
For this trip, the 29 participating students were
able to explore other cultures – the students themselves
represented multiple states and six countries: Taiwan, Japan,
Jamaica, Ecuador, Columbia and El Salvador – and develop bonds with
their peers. The weekend included a parade of nations and
presentations from different regional and international cultures.
Additionally, the students sampled international cuisine and shopping
and visited the Indianapolis Zoo.
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