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In the spirit of expanding horizons and opening minds, the Monterey Institute welcomes local high school students each year for a full day of activities inspired by International Education Day. This year about 130 students from Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, and Pacific Grove attended the celebration organized by the Institute’s Student Services Office with the help of numerous students and faculty.

Students from the four schools were welcomed to campus by President Sunder Ramaswamy in the Irvine Auditorium. After being divided into mixed groups they participated in six different sessions led by students and faculty. All sessions were designed to give insight into the amazing diverse world we live in; from the composting and gardening session in the Our Green Thumb community garden, to Professor Pushpa Iyer’s activities on conflict resolution, an interpretation demonstration in the Holland Center, and native country presentations by students in the Intensive English Program.

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