Promoting international fellowship
14 January 2009
The University's International House played host to the International Houses' World Wide Conference (IHWWC) from 12-14 January. Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence opened the event.
The University's International House is a residential college that houses about 200 foreign and local students. It is part of a worldwide movement committed to giving students of different cultures the opportunity to live and learn together in a community of mutual respect, understanding and friendship. The movement began in New York City and celebrates its centenary in 2010.
About 20 delegates attended the IHWWC including house directors and senior staff from New York, London, Philadelphia, Chicago, Alberta, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland.
The IHWW Conferences are held every 18 months and allow the house directors and key staff the opportunity to discuss a range of issues affecting campus residential communities.
This year International House will conduct a week-long program that has a particular emphasis on alumni relations and creating world's best standard for residents.
"The focus of this year's conference is to look at the benefits of the international house experience for today's students and the students of the future," said Charlene Griffiths, the University's acting house director.
The conference will move to the University of Wollongong on Thursday, closing on Friday, 16 January.
Contact: International House, University of Sydney, 02 9950 9800.
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