PHOTOS: Building Global Community Here and Abroad

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by Bill Gentry


JMU International Week is a celebration of countries and cultures the world over. Participants focus on the commonalities that make all of us human.

Held Sept. 18-23 this year, I-Week served as a reminder that being a member of the global community means each of us should look at our responsibilities to ourselves and others and to consider how we can ensure cooperation and collaboration in our interconnected world.

Students gather outside with flags of various countries

The International Bazaar featured displays by JMU student groups from around the world. The event on Monday, Sept. 18, included global merchandise from many of the 75 different countries represented at JMU. It also featured music and other entertainment on The Commons in the heart of JMU's campus.

Two female students working on internationally-focused crafts

Global Crafternoon was a globally inspired dose of fun aimed at helping JMU students create a free global craft. Co-hosted by JMU's University Program Board and Center for Global Engagement, the Thursday, Sept. 21 event took place on the Union Patio.

Male student plays with and ball and bat

Hillside Field was the place to be Friday, Sept. 22, for the I-Week 2023 Global Games, a mixture of team and individual games from around the globe.

Male students converse with a person at a table.

India, Ireland, Japan, Spain and South Africa were among the plethora of programs represented during the Study Abroad Fair that ran throughout the day Wednesday, Sept. 20. The fair gave students a chance to learn about JMU's 90+ different programs. Program directors and representatives were on hand to share their experiences and answer questions from students with interests in studying outside the U.S.

Students gather around a table to prepare food.

Hosted Thursday, Sept. 19, in the University Recreation kitchen, the wildly popular Vegan Around the World gathering featured international cuisine from around the globe.

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Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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