The California University is all set to highlight its increasing number of international students with International Education Week activities scheduled from 11th to 15th November, 2013.
The program is held at California University's Thousand Oaks campus. The celebration is a joint initiative of the US departments of State and Education.
The International Education Fair will take place from 6 to 8 PM on 13th November (Wednesday), in the University Plaza, outside Gilbert Sports and Fitness Centre at 130 Overton Court.
It is held in partnership with the English Language School on campus. The celebration focuses on the uniqueness of each culture represented at California University.
Around 11:25 AM, Thursday, November 14, an international chapel service will be held in Samuelson Chapel, 165 Chapel Lane.
According to the source, California University has more International students than ever this year. The number of foreign national taking classes this fall is 505, more than 9 percent higher than last year and nearly 10 times the level of 10 years ago. Also, one in eight students today is a citizen of another country.
The foreign students come from 45 countries, an increase from last year. The largest sending countries this year are China, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Taiwan, Austria, Thailand, Sweden, India and Japan.
The week also highlights the study-abroad experiences offered by the university. Program options are available in more than 80 countries.
All activities are free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by CLU's Office of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services and United Students of the World.