The 5Cs’ decision to dissolve I-Place communicates a clear lack of consideration for international students’ needs, writes Mabel Lui SC ’21.
The International Place — the Claremont Colleges’ joint resource center for international students — will shut down for good at the end of the 2020-21 academic year, according to officials.
The 2019 International Autumn Gala, hosted by the International Place of the Claremont Colleges on Oct. 26, showcased international student talent with acts like a traditional Japanese taiko drumming performance, an Armenian Tsaghkadzori folk dance and an Argentinian tango.
Claremont Graduate University withdrew from the International Place of the Claremont Colleges over the summer, officials said.
Harvey Mudd College pulled out of International Place and established its own office, redirecting $40,000 in funding.
On the night of Nov. 3, a hush of excitement fell over the crowd of students, faculty, and community members as the night’s emcees, Noah Plasse PO ’21 and Tingyue (Juanita) Man PZ ’21, sauntered onto the stage to commence the 2018 International Autumn Gala. They welcomed the audience and