Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College are participating in International Education Week by celebrating internationalization and diversity.
An International Flag Raising Ceremony was held November 19 on campus.
International flags were raised and national anthems were played to honor students' home countries.
Fairmont State Provost, Dr. Christina Lavorata, thanked the students for choosing the universities. She applauded them on their courage for leaving their homes and branching out.
Organizers believe it's important for international students to share their experiences from home with Americans. They also said it's important for the students to show off their beloved homes.