Several international students at Arkansas Tech are teaching others about their culture. International students from Brazil visited with students enrolled in a Spanish class at Pottsville High School about life in Brazil.
Students in the Spanish class were learning about sports, so the Tech international students discussed the preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, which will both be held in Brazil.
The Arkansas Tech international students also discussed Brazilian currency, schools and food. The Tech students who presented were Daiane Domingos, Marcela Mascarenhas and Thabata Galvao.
The visit was coordinated as part of the International Student Speakers Bureau (ISSB). The purpose of the ISSB is to “encourage understanding and collaboration through the sharing of cultural experiences.” The ISSB is an organization sponsored by the International and Multicultural Student Services Office and Arkansas Tech University.
In all, more than 300 international students are attending classes at Arkansas Tech. The students are from a variety of countries and are encouraged to become involved in the community while attending classes.
To find out more about the International Student Speakers Bureau, contact the International and Multicultural Student Services Office at 964-0832.