|UNOH partners with Elida to host International Fair|
|Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:36 PM|
ELIDA — The University of Northwestern Ohio currently has students from 40 states and 24 foreign countries. On Nov. 7, 28 UNOH students from 12 different countries will be hosting an International Fair for Elida Elementary students in kindergarten through 4th grade! The International Fair lasts from 9 a.m.-noon and will take place at the Elida Fieldhouse.
Countries represented include Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Vietnam. There will also be stations for international food, music and sports. The schedule is as follows:
9:10–9:55 a.m.: Kindergarten
10–10:55 a.m.: 3rd & 4th-Graders
11–11:55 a.m.: 2nd-Graders
Students will be split up amongst all the stations and get four-five minutes at each booth to talk to the students and ask questions about their home country.
The International Fair was an idea started after the UNOH international students visited different classrooms at Elida Elementary throughout the fall. Teachers in each of the classrooms loved the interaction between the younger children and students from another country. One of the learning objectives at the second-grade level is about culture, so this partnership is a great way for the students to meet one of their learning standards and get to actually meet and talk to college students from a different country.