International students are given a warm welcome to East Lansing

By Keosha Burton
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

The City of East Lansing, along with Community Volunteers For International Programs, came together to host an event for international students. The 2nd annual East Lansing Welcomes the World event took place Oct. 2 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center along with a celebration of 50 years for the Community Volunteers for International Programs.The event, put together by the CVIP, Marie McKenna and others from the City of East Lansing, turned out well with many international students showing up, as well as appearances from the Mayor and Michigan State University‘s President Lou Anna K. Simon.Activities for the event included celebrating CVIP’s 50th anniversary, international entertainment like singing and dancing and a few words from politics and MSU staff. International students from countries including Indonesia, China and many more places attended the event with the American families that they were paired with. Many international students were happy to have been a part of the program and were appreciative to have the opportunity.