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2015-16 Annual Report Copy

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2015-2016 IN REVIEW

LORNA SUNDBERG INTERNATIONAL CENTER University of Virginia

Founded in 1972, the Lorna Sundberg International Center (IC) provides a welcoming environment for the sharing of cultures at UVA. A division of UVA's International Studies Office, the IC supports the University’s global education initiatives by providing programs and services to enhance the experience of UVA’s international students, scholars, faculty, staff, and families, as well as opportunities for intercultural enrichment for the University and the local communities.

Social & Cultural Events

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

Cooking Programs

English Programs

Space Reservations

Lodgings Guests

        32                      33                        5                       109                     55        

PARTICIPANTS

972

5445

1045

NEWSLETTER RECIPIENTS

FACEBOOK LIKES

Oktoberfest Mosaic Tiles Workshop Salsa Dancing Gingerbread House Making Bollywood Night Panoramic Sugar Eggs Drum Circle Workshop Star Hill Brewery Tour "Whale Rider" Screening Taiwanese Cuisine Sri Lankan Traditional Dishes Arepas & Tequenos from Venezuela Spanish Tapas Turkish Cuisine A Taste of Russia West African Dishes Kitchens Around the World-France

SOME ENRICHING PROGRAMS WE OFFERED THIS YEAR

PROGRAM

HIGHLIGHTS

Iranian New Year

Saeideh Mastali and Mehrsa Ghaffari created a beautiful Haft-Seen display and shared traditional dishes to celebrate Persian New Year.

Scottish Bagpipes & Country Dancing

Fraser Doig played some tunes with the bagpipes he brought from Scotland. To play at full volume, he had to perform from outside.

Japanese Calligraphy & Origami

Miyuki Kaizuka demonstrated her calligraphy expertise. We also launched our Senbazuru project to fold 1000 cranes this year.

Family Picnic

Mary Ellen Brown

After 10 years of holding the picnic at the Brown's family farm in Batesville, we held the annual event at James Monroe's Highland this year. Over 200 guests enjoyed the beautiful afternoon playing lawn games and exploring the grounds.

WHO ARE IC PARTICIPANTS?

WHERE ARE PARTICIPANTS FROM?

64 countries with the most from USA, China, India, Japan, and South Korea

ACHIEVING OUR MISSION!

The IC provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for sharing my own cultures and learning about other cultures.

Attending programs at the IC makes me enjoy my experience at UVA and/or in Charlottesville more.

97% strongly agreed or agreed

99% strongly agreed or agreed

From our annual programming survey, 128 respondents

"The cooking programs are always amazing and delightful - great way to learn more in-depth about food and cultures around the world in addition to meeting other internationals. I've loved each of the cooking events I've attended!"

Michelle Fabiola Chaillo Lizarraga (pictured right with Richard Sundberg and Faran Saeed), a rising 4th year international student from Mexico, was awarded the 2016 scholarship. Chaillo, a student in the McIntire School of Commerce concentrating on marketing, demonstrated her leadership and contribution to the UVA Community with the Special Olympics, Class Council, Hoo Crew, and Commerce Council.

LORNA SUNDBERG SCHOLARSHIP

WHO USED THE IC?

31 departments, organizations, and student groups

109 space reservations

55 house guests

from 30 countries and 28 UVA departments

THANK YOU!

This year's success would not have been possible without the dedication and effort of seven student staff, two full-time staff, and 78 program volunteers. As always, we look forward to working with friends and colleagues at UVA and in Charlottesville to bring engaging cultural programs to our community.