In 1981, George Mason University held its first International Week to showcase the diversity of its campuses. Now, 34 years later, Mason has blossomed into a mecca for global education and representation. Mason has more than 2,000 international students from 130 countries.
The 2015 International Week gives students from across the globe the chance to share their culture with the Mason community. This year’s festivities are provided through University Life’s Student Involvement and International Programs and Services offices. International Week began on April 9 and runs through April 18.
Events for iWeek are both informative and entertaining. On Monday, April 13, the Bengali Patriots Association (BPA) held a “Saree Workshop” to teach participants about dancing in the draped dresses worn in South Asian and Indian countries. This workshop is just one of many events that help spread knowledge about international traditions.