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Springfield College Records: International Student Organization (RG 180)

International Student Organization

The International Student Organization was started in 1996. It took over many of the responsibilities of the Cosmopolitan Club, a club started in 1921. The International Student Organization provides educational, cultural, and recreational activities to all students and helps international students in studying, living, and provides leisure experiences at Springfield College. Activities can include international dinners, coffee hours, and each spring they organize an International Festival.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Materials in this collection include flyers, memorandums, correspondence, sign-in sheets, contact lists, and other miscellaneous documents having to do with the International Student Organization of Springfield College. Mostly the materials concerning “coffee hours” held by the club between 1996-2001. These “coffee hours” were events that focused on introducing the campus community to areas of the world where International students came from or had experience with such as Hong Kong or Japan. There are flyers, official invitations, and lists of attendees. The most complete year for these materials is the 1996-1997 school year, where there appear to be materials on all the coffee hours, occurring once a month during the school year, held for that year.