Joining the collage of faces that pass through the Texas State quad each day are new students from Germany, Sweden and even Africa. The International Student Welcome greeted new students from different countries all over the world with an activity-filled social last Thursday.
Each semester the International Office partners with student affairs, the bookstore and a few other offices around campus to hail new students from other nations.
This semester there are between 30 and 40 new students coming in from across the globe.
The social is put on to honor the new bobcats and let them know they are recognized for coming from abroad to the university.
Texas State International Office Coordinator, Lisa Damron, looked forward to the activities featured at the social, including one unique to this semester.
”We have free food, free karaoke is a new tradition, and some games for them, just to get the new students to have an opportunity to meet other Americans and other international students at Texas State.”
Additional to food and karaoke, the new Bobcats also learned about a few Texas State traditions.
Damron held her Bobcat paw high while student body president Nathan McDaniel introduced the traditional hand signs and talked about football to those who may have never experienced such an American custom before.
Alexa Perez, KTSW News.