International Conversation Hour begins for Spring 2018

Tori Collins

The Office of International Programs and Services (OIPS) is set to host its International Conversation Hour (ICH) on Jan. 19 in the Russell Union Ballroom.

ICH is a weekly event that allows students from various backgrounds to meet and interact over a free lunch.

Each week a different organization, restaurant or church sponsors ICH. This week’s event is sponsored by Southern Downs, an off-campus apartment complex.

Angie Threatte, OIPS’s coordinator for international programs and events, says ICH is a great way for American students to experience other cultures.

“The event gives students an opportunity to learn about new languages, meet and form friendships with students from different countries, and break down cultural barriers,” Threatte said.

After attending the event, students can log onto the OIPS website to fill out an evaluation form, which lets them give feedback about ICH.

ICH will be held every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom through April 20, 2018.