25 Nations Represented at International Day 2019
25 countries were represented at today’s International Day 2019 at Institute of Technology Carlow.
The Central Services Building was today transformed into a ‘United Nations’ with stands representing the various student home countries. Nations represented by the international study body at this year’s International Day included: Sudan; Nigeria; Philippines; Russia; Malaysia; China; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Vietnam; Japan; India; Canada; Oman; Portugal; Spain; Austria; France; Germany; Finland; Switzerland; The Netherlands; Greece; Palestine and Democratic Republic of Congo.
There was certainly a fantastic international buzz! ‘Welcome’ was written in many languages as the campus transformed into a cornucopia of international flags, bunting, music, drumming, foods, native dress, video and dance as our international study body proudly showcased their home countries.
Fifteen percent of the student population at Institute of Technology Carlow are international students with 88 different nationalities represented on campus. International Day reflects the Institute’s committed to the pastoral care of its international students who, by studying abroad, can experience geographical separation from family and sometimes cultural and linguistic differences. The annual event provides overseas students at IT Carlow the opportunity to showcase the food and culture of their home countries and this year was a credit to them and the Institute’s International Office who coordinated the event.
Congratulations, Felicidades, Mabrook to all involved.