Global Spotlights to showcase variety of cultures from students

Maria Ly
News Editor

Students from Ecuador will be sharing their culture with Minnesota State University, Mankato in the Kearney Center for International Student Services’ first Global Spotlight event on Thursday. 

These Ecuadorian students will be sharing firsthand insights into their country, discuss its natural and cultural diversity as well as talk about their experiences and perspectives as study abroad students in the U.S. 

Ramiro Viñán Vega, a graduate assistant at KCISS, said, “The purpose of Global Spotlights is to give the community of MNSU a look into one of the 95 countries represented here.”

Global Spotlights is also a good way for students to expand their intercultural experiences and celebrate the richness of diversity at MNSU. 

There will be a presentation followed by a small open forum where guests and presenters can have an interactive and meaningful discussion. 

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments and snacks will be served. Everyone is welcome to come. International students who attend the event will earn 1.5 cultural contribution hours. 

The event will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in CSU 201. Global Spotlights will be held monthly with the next one on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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