Language & Culture Programs to hold Fourth party

Western Washington University's Language and Culture Programs will hold a potluck-style picnic celebrating the Fourth of July from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 4, at the Performing Arts Center Plaza.

The event is free and open to community members. Guests will have the opportunity to share in a cultural exchange with students in attendance from the Asia University America Program and the Intensive English Program.

“It is part of our goal at Western to help the international students understand and explore American culture by participating in special events and holidays,” said Maggie Barklind, director of Extended Education Student & Course Services. “The Fourth of July is an essential event that we want our students to be involved in experiencing.”

Students and attendees are encouraged to bring food dishes to share in the potluck.

Western’s Language and Culture Programs offer students and professionals from all over the world the opportunity to strengthen their use of the English language through an international education. Each program aims to welcome all international applicants, as well as create opportunities for Western’s community to share in cultural awareness.

For more information on upcoming events or Western’s Language and Culture Programs, please visit, email, or call 360-650-3308.