November 17th is International Students’ Day. A day to celebrate the diversity and culture of international students. This day is important because it helps to build a sense of community among international students and raise awareness of the contributions they make to society. It is also an opportunity to promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding.
1. What is the history of International Students’ Day?
The Nazi occupants in Czechoslovakia, at that time called the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, suppressed a demonstration held by students of the Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague in late 1939.
The demonstration was held to commemorate the creation of an independent Czech Republic. Jan Opletal’s death resulted from this demonstration.
He was supposed to be transported from Prague back to his home in Moravia on November 15th. This event was turned into yet another anti-Nazi demonstration by the thousands of students in his funeral procession.
However, this resulted in drastic measures being taken by the Nazis. More than 1200 students and nine professors were executed without trial on the 17th of November, closing down all Czech higher education institutions. 17th November was chosen as International Students’ Day.
2. How is International Students’ Day celebrated?
Every year on November 17th, people around the world celebrate International Students’ Day. This day is set aside to honor the contributions that international students make to their colleges and universities, as well as to the global community.
There are many different ways that International Students’ Day is celebrated. Some campuses hold special events, such as lectures, concerts, or art exhibitions. Others offer food or cultural celebrations. And still, others offer discounts or free services to international students.
No matter how it is celebrated, International Students’ Day is a chance to recognize the important role that international students play in our world.
3. What purpose does International Students’ Day serve?
International Students’ Day celebrates the international student community. It is a day for students to come together and celebrate their shared experiences and cultures. The day also celebrates the positive contributions international students make to society.
4. Why is International Students’ Day important?
International Students’ Day is important because it celebrates the diversity of students around the world. It is an opportunity to come together and appreciate the contributions that international students make to our campuses and our societies.
It is also a time to reflect on the challenges that international students face and to pledge to support them in any way we can.