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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR: As part of International Student Orientation (ISO) Aug. 22-25, all new international students were invited to join fellow Wesleyan students and staff for a celebratory dinner and reception. Here, the Korean students from the class of 2012 smile for a group photograph during the event, held inside Beckham Hall Aug. 25.

Xiao You '12 of China enjoys the ISO dinner with fellow international students. This year, the international students are attending Wesleyan from 42 different countries. Of those, 84 attended ISO activities.
Noor Al-Saleh '12 of Kuwait, Naadu Bentsi-Enchill '12 of Ghana, Aditi Shivaramakrishnan '12 of Singapore and Rajeeta Iyer '12 of Singapore don their country's traditional attire at the dinner.
Alice Hadler, associate dean for international student affairs, coordinator of Writing Program Language Services for non-native speakers, and adjunct instructor in English, gets a hug from Kennedy Odede '12 of Kenya. Hadler says the number of international students jumped from 188 in 2006, to 192 in 2007, to 212 students in 2008.
Hoang Nguyen '11 of Vietnam, Andy Zhou '10 of China, Kenta Nitahara '11 of Japan, Rhee Soo Lee '11 of Korea and Elena Anello '11 of Indonesia gather for a group photo.
Florian Baumgartner, a visiting international student from Germany, and Salem Gebeyehu '12 of Ethiopia, mingle at the reception. The international student community represents about 11 percent of all incoming students at Wesleyan.
The class of 2012 international students joined the university-wide orientation program for all new students on Aug. 26. Events included hearing the president's remarks, learning about sustainability, briefings on public and fire safety, and remarks on what to expect from advisors and professors. There was also a peer advisory session, a library tour, a square-dance, a class photo and star gazing.
International Student Orientation interns Shirin Sulaiman '11 of Singapore and Rudi Motshubi '11 of Botswana helped plan the event. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)