UCF’s International Services Center and International Student Association are showing select games of the FIFA World Cup tournament through July 9 at the Barbara Ying Center.
The viewings are free to attend and are shown in the activity room on a 150-inch LCD projector screen. Snacks and drinks are provided, and the UCF community is welcome to attend. The Barbara Ying Center is located on the main campus off Central Florida Boulevard, near the Academic Village student housing.
The two groups want to use soccer’s international following to promote unity among UCF students. With more than 3,500 international students representing nearly 150 nations at UCF, the viewings provide a place for students of different backgrounds to communicate and bond over some fun and healthy competition. This is the third time the organizations have hosted the event, which is held every four years.
“The World Cup is a premier event which engages and touches people from around the world. ISC’s mission is to support international students and scholars at UCF and celebrating these types of events helps to engage our students with each other and the larger UCF community,” said Mark Hartman, the center’s associate director.
Attendees are encouraged to show team spirit, and flags, team jerseys, hair dye and face paint are all welcome.
For a schedule of the games and more information about the International Services Center, visit its website.