International Students Welcomed
Mayor Hall hangs out with Karen Hernandez, Ivan Samaniego and Maria Moriano of Mexico
Prince George, B.C.- The wind maybe cold, but international students in Prince George have been given a warm welcome.
The annual welcoming party at City Hall features music, food , and information about the city and what it can offer the students who have chosen to study here.
Between UNBC and CNC there are over a thousand international students in Prince George . That’s a huge boost to the local economy. “Each student spends between $10 and $15 thousand dollars while they are here, and that’s just for accommodation” says CNC President Henry Reiser. CNC says enrolment of international students is up 25% this year over last.
Mayor Hall thanked the students for enriching Prince George’s cultural diversity.
Normally, students would be invited to tour the Prince George Council Chambers as part of the afternoon celebration, but today, the Chamber is being prepared for this evening’s digital town hall meeting to deal with questions about the proposed Four Seasons Pool replacement.