Fleming celebrated International Education Week with its annual Multicultural Showcase

Peterborough ON – (November 24, 2021) – Fleming put on a display of multiculturalism that exists within the College community last week to coincide with International Education Week (IEW) from November 15 – 19.

IEW was supported this year by Fleming’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council, which kicked off the event with the launch of a podcast on cultural influences in their members’ lives. Fleming students, faculty, staff and community partners put together a series of videos showcasing their immigration stories, talents and cultural experiences. The videos include storytelling about life and history from China, Egypt, Netherlands, India and Brazil, culinary recipes from Syria, Turkey and Africa, dance and song from India, and fashion from Southeast Asia.

Fleming has more than 1,200 international students from over 30 countries. Many students, staff and community partners collaborated to put together this Multicultural Showcase. These stories and performances represent not only the Fleming and Peterborough communities but also cultural influences that form our diverse Canadian population. The videos can be viewed here.

IEW is celebrated in over 100 countries to demonstrate the impact international education has on preparing students with the latest industry skills to compete and collaborate on the global stage. International students and educators contribute vastly to the economy, culture and diversity of the communities they choose to study and reside in.

For more information about International Student Services at Fleming, please visit the website.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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