UWS International Students Get Accustomed to Northland

By KBJR News 1

September 9, 2012 Updated Sep 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) --- University of Wisconsin-Superior students from around the world are getting accustomed to the Northland.

More than 30 international students went on a sailboat ride in Superior Bay on Sunday.

They also had a picnic, played volleyball and soccer and swam in Lake Superior.

UWS has 160 international students from 37 countries, and university officials say the diversity continues to grow.

This year, students from 10 countries are enrolled that were not last year.

Many at the picnic say activates like today's help to ease them into American and Northland cultures.

"I really appreciate this opportunity," Junki Ko, a sophomore from South Korea said. "We, all the international students, we don't even speak English at first and we don't know how to adjust to the American system. But now, we know everyone basically because it's the familiar faces, and the school is not so big. It's definitely helpful for all the students."

Some of the students we talked with said they were pleased with the nice weather this time of year, but said Lake Superior was very cold.

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