University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) needs its foreign students to be a little less foreign. In an effort to normalize its heathenish cadre of international students, UIC’s sprawling Office of International Affairs is hosting a
conversion camp workshop next week for international students to introduce them to “common values associated with individuals living in the United States.” Who knew you could workshop a nationality?
While no agenda was made available, we assume that excerpts of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Titantic and American Sniper will be shown over a Ponderosa-style buffet of hoagies and Ding Dongs.
According to the Office of International Affairs, 15% of UIC’s student population, which is estimated at just under 30,000 students, is comprised of international students. That’s presumably a whole lot of Asians, Latin Americans and Europeans, and a whole lot of room for non-comforming behavior. UIC is leaving no stone unturned with recruitment for its two-hour workshop. On Thursday, university officials sent this gem out to its international students:
Come on, UIC. After allegedly forcing an Asian professor to teach statistics (because he was Asian, and, you know…), we’re not clear about what ethnocentric direction you’re intending to lead your campus.
(Photo courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago )