Other International Dimensions

Campus life at Penn is enriched by a number of groups that explore international issues and bring activities highlighting many nations to the Penn community. Student groups and publications having an international focus include:

ACELA (La Asociacion Cultural de Estudiantes Latino Americanos)
AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management)
Amnesty International
Armenian Club
Association of Turkish Students
Canadian Club
Caribbean American Students Association
Chinese Graduate and Professional Students Association
Chinese Student and Scholar Association of Penn
Chinese Students Association
Cumann Scolaire na b Penn (Irish Students at Penn)
Fulbright Association Club
German Club
Greek Club
Hong Kong Club at Penn
Indian Association at Penn
Indian Progressive Study Group
Indonesian Student Association at Penn
International Affairs Association
International Relations Undergraduate Student Association
International Students' Association
Irish Club
Italian Society of Penn
Japan Cultural Society
Korean Cultural Society
Korean Graduate Students Association
Lebanese Cultural Club
Muslim Student Association
Ouverture-The Penn Francophone Association (PFA)
Pakistan Society
Passport Magazine (see sidebar)
Penn African Students Association (PASA)
Penn Philippine Association
Penn Taiwanese Society
Penn Vietnamese Club
Penn Wharton Mexican Student Association
Penn World Review
Russian Club 
Scottish Society
South Asia Society 
Students for Asian Affairs
Turkish Student Association
Ukrainian Student Hromada
Wharton South Asia Club

Penn undergraduates have additional opportunities to explore other cultures outside the classroom through programs that bring international themes into their residence halls. International Program residents engage in cultural, social, and intellectual activities that are designed to bridge the gap between students of different countries and American students. The East Asia Program brings together students from East and West to participate in programs exploring the history, language, and culture of various Asian peoples. The Latin American Program was initiated and developed by students with the goal of exploring and celebrating Latin American cultures, institutions, and national identities. The Modern Languages College House provides an environment in which residents can develop linguistic fluency in any of a number of European languages while learning about the cultures these languages represent.

Among the highlights of the many internationally oriented campus events in the 1991-92 academic year were a steady stream of international and multicultural programs including the tenth annual Festival Latino de Penn and the United Minorities Council's "Celebration of Culture" in March. The spring of 1992 also saw the inaugural issue of Passport, a student magazine dedicated to communicating the importance of cross-cultural experiences.

Also in the realm of international activities of members of the Penn community, the Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society of international scholars, enjoyed a year of growth in membership and programming, presented the chapter's first distinguished member plaque to Dean Claire Fagin, and saw Audrey Lynn Beeber (College '92) selected for the society's national award recognizing an outstanding contribution to international scholarship.

Numerous Penn students excelled in international competition, including the following. Two graduating seniors were selected as the first Penn participants in the Programme Jean Monnet, sponsored by the Fondation de l'Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. During 1992-93, the participants are serving as interns with major French companies and pursuing an educational program at the Ecole Polytechnique. Also, Theresa Simmonds (College '91) is in her second year of graduate study at Oxford University as one of 32 American winners of 1991 Rhodes Scholarships.

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January 12, 1993
Volume 39 Number 17

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