A native of Guatemala, Helni Roblero began his freshman year at Georgia College in 2007 to earn a double major in computer science and psychology. Roblero served as the International Club president last year and he continues enjoying creating friends from around the world as a current member.
“A friend told me about the club so I joined. I really enjoyed the diversity,” he said. “This year, because of my classes, I can’t participate as much [on International Day], but two years ago I was the MC. [International Day] is an alternative and cheaper way of traveling to another country. Here you can go and get a glimpse of various cultures at once.”
International Week will conclude with a viewing of the Chilean film “Machuca” as part of the First Friday Foreign Film Series. The showing is slated at 7 p.m. Friday in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium.
“It’s about celebrating diversity on campus, and it’s for Milledgeville, not just Georgia College,” Rimal said. “The community has been really supportive of us, including the Civic Woman’s Club and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry.”
Tickets will go on sale in early February next year for the International Club’s ever-popular International Dinner, scheduled March 2.
For more information about the International Week events and activities, call (478) 445-4789, or visit www.gcsu.edu/international/internationalweek for the full schedule.
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