Seton Hill's Intercultural Student Population Continues to Grow
With nearly 90 intercultural students and growing, Seton Hill University’s intercultural student population is higher than ever. Keisha Che're Jimmerson, director of Intercultural Student Services, is pleased with the growth of the unique cultures that are now part of the Seton Hill family. "International student recruitment is crucial to the growing diversity," said Jimmerson.
Seton Hill’s intercultural students represent 16 countries, including Egypt, Brazil, Bulgaria, Serbia and India. The majority of Seton Hill’s intercultural students are from the Virgin Islands and Canada.
Jimmerson noted that Seton Hill provides assistance and support to the intercultural students. “Since this is not their native country, many simple tasks such as getting health insurance, obtaining a social security number and traveling to the bank can be challenging. My staff and I are here to help,” said Jimmerson.
For the 2011-2012 year, Jimmerson plans to host an “Intercultural Weekend” in the fall semester; in the spring semester, she is coordinating a “World Week,” March 19-23, 2012. These events are not only open to intercultural students; the entire Seton Hill community is welcome to participate. According to Jimmerson, “It is important that Seton Hill University has a commitment to diversity. It is also important for our domestic students to interact with new cultures to prepare for life in the work force.”