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November 1, 2018

SVSU welcomes Bay City elementary students for a ‘Passport to the World’

Saginaw Valley State University's English Language Program will host their annual Passport to the World event on Friday, Nov. 2.

Third-grade students from Kolb Elementary School in Bay City will come to SVSU to learn about people and cultures from around the world through a series of performances and activities put on by English Language Program staff and SVSU students.

The day will open at 9:30 in Curtiss Hall, when the elementary students will be welcomed with cultural performances put on by SVSU international students.

After that, the visitors can enjoy a Dia De Los Muertos story time read by an SVSU librarian and an elementary education student, as well as a yoga session led by SVSU kinesiology students.

Next, the students will "travel" to different activity tables to learn about countries around the world and to have their passports stamped by international students. The countries and cultures will include Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine and Korea.

The day of international exploration will wrap up with a tour of the Marshall Fredericks Museum and a clay-sculpting activity.

For more information on Passport to the World, please contact Amy Cook, assistant director of the English Language Program, at or (989) 964-2733.