International Club

International Club

International Club

The International Club provides an environment for promoting the culture of international students and making the campus more aware of foreign cultures. Any member of the Methodist University community who has an interest in cultural diversity and international understanding may join.

Goals

The purposes of this organization shall be to promote international education, international study, and appreciation for cultural and ethnic differences. The Methodist University International Club shall be a forum for information about other people in the world and how they live.

Meetings

The organization meets informally but is required to have four meetings per year. Those are usually held on campus and are social occasions.

Major Activities

The International Club’s activities include dinners together, occasional field trips, movies, discussions, and attendance at local cultural and artistic celebrations. Depending upon the event, the costs are covered by individual members. Dinners are occasionally provided by the club/organization but most often by the sponsoring faculty member.

The club hosts the following community-wide celebrations:

  • Fall Semester: Pangea
  • Spring Semester: International Food Festival

Advisor

Dr. Cristina Francescon

Cristina Francescon, Ph.D.

Professor of Modern Languages; Director, Center for Global Education; Co-Coordinator, Spanish
(910) 630-7082
Trustees 111
Dr. Cristina Francescon
Cristina Francescon, Ph.D.

Professor of Modern Languages; Director, Center for Global Education; Co-Coordinator, Spanish

B.A., M.A., M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Middlebury College

Bio:

Dr. Cristina A. Francescon, studied at the University of Bologna and Indiana University, Bloomington for her undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Linguistics and her two Masters in literature and linguistics. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish and Italian from Middlebury College. Her special interest area includes but is not limited to the influences of Italian literature on the Renaissance literature of Spain, WWII history of Italy, and the Arab influence on Spain and Spanish literature. She speaks five languages fluently and has lived and worked in several countries besides Italy, Spain and the USA, including Morocco and Japan.

(910) 630-7082
Trustees 111