International Flag Ceremony Recognizes Students from Around the World

The Walsh University World Student Organization hosted its annual International Flag Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, in the Barrette Business and Community Center.

This special event is held annually to formally welcome new and returning international students to Walsh.  This fall, the University welcomed a total of 132 international students from 34 different countries to campus.

Each year, flags representing students from new countries are inducted into the collection of flags which has grown to include more than 90 flags from around the world, and this year Walsh will add Iceland. 

“Learning about people from other countries and cultures is some of the most important learning we do,” said Director of International Student Services Kristi Campbell.  “Our diverse student body takes great pride in sharing their flags, their cultures, their music, their food and their love for the greater Walsh community.  We want all of our international students to feel that Walsh is their home away from home.”

The event featured desserts from around the world as well as entertainment by the Walsh University Chorale, University Music Ensemble, and singing and poetry by our international students.


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