43rd International Students & Scholars Welcome Reception Hosted by International Classroom at The Penn Museum

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chinese Rotunda -- Penn Museum, 3260 South Street (33rd and Spruce)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The International Student Welcome Reception is a special event hosted by International Classroom and sponsored by more than 50 colleges, universities, and programs to welcome new international students and scholars to the Delaware Valley. This free event draws nearly 1,000 students and scholars from around 85 different countries each. Held every year in the magnificent Chinese Rotunda, it is the only large-scale welcome reception of its kind in the region, drawing an ever-growing number of college and university international students to meet each other and learn about resources for multicultural education. It is considered the national model among international educators. Dress code is traditional or business.

Different college and community performing arts groups love to share their talent and skills with the international guests. Hype, Penn University’s multi-cultural fusion dance group; Penn Chinese Dance Group; Thillana, Penn’s premier student classical dance group; Mutya, a Filipino dance group; LaSalle University’s Neo-African Drums’n Dancez; Rowan University musicians; and Anne Hagert from the University of the Arts have all volunteered their time and expertise to entertain our international guests.

International Classroom is a innovative and creative program of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Education Department. Our mission is to engage students while promoting intercultural understanding between residents of the Delaware Valley area and people from around the world.

See last year's photos of the International Student Welcome Reception on Flickr!

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Event Type: 
Arts and Culture