On Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 the Southern Utah University International Student Affairs (ISA) office led a group of student to the Grand Canyon for a hiking trip. Ninety students from around the globe took part in the trip, many of which would be visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time.
On the bus ride out of Cedar City, many students remarked that this park was something they had always wanted to see. Starting at the visitors center international students as well as members of the International Student Ambassadors were able to take in the Canyon in a rare way.
While the weather at the canyon was thought to be ideal, it didn’t damper the group’s attitude. Saturday’s storm system created walls of fog burrowed in the canyon, giving a ghoulish effect to the view.
“I’ve always seen it in broad daylight,” Alexandra Fruchey, a senior ISA member, said. “But I think with the rain and clouds it looks really cool like this.”
This was the second ISA trip this semester, the first being a hike through Bryce Canyon in early September. The office hosts two outdoor excursions for international students every semester to locations that the Southwest region has become famous for.
The International Affairs office aims to foster globally engaged communities by supporting the exchange of values, cultures and ideas in an effort to advance a more just, empathic and prosperous world.
Those who wish to get involved with the International Affairs are welcome to visit their office in the Student Center room number 169, whether domestic or international.
The organization’s next event will be an International Food Fair on Oct. 17th at 6 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
Story By: Bayleigh Dyer
Photos By: Guglielmo Lucchesi