The Washburn International Club is an organization dedicated to building fiendships and understanding between students of different cultures.
There are members from 36 different nations from around the world.
“These are students who are very enthusiastic, and they want to share their culture and be involved at Washburn and be leaders when they return to their own countries,” said Kelly McClendon, lecturer and coordinator. “They’re embracing globalization.”
The main objective of I-club’s current president, Bin Bin Wu, junior accounting and marketing major, leadership minor, is to get international students involved on campus.
“Most students are here for one year, and I want them to experience authentic American culture,” said Wu.
She has been a part of the club for two years.
“During my first semester, I didn’t get involved with many campus activities,” said Wu. “I-club helped me get more involved on campus.”
International students will be sharing their culture during “The Celebration of Culture” on Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in White Concert Hall.
“The Celebration of Culture” is I-club’s biggest event. “There is a fashion show, magic show, singing, Indian and Korean dance.”
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Students who attend will get a free T-shirt and refreshments are provided.
This is the club’s 10th year anniversary and they will be holding a logo contest open to all students. The winner will be announced during the event.
“It is a good opportunity for international students to show off their talents and culture,” said Wu. “I want students to have good memories when they go back.”