WA1T Sporting Days
The WA1T Sporting Day Series: A Great Opportunity for International Students to connect with Student-Athletes and learn about American Culture!
On each Sporting Day, a BGSU team invites international students to their facilities to learn about their sport, have them try out the sport, play with student-athletes, do some sample practice drills, and/or socialize. As such, the Sporting Days are specifically designed to bring together two of the most isolated groups on campus: international students and student-athletes.
The Sporting Day series had its kick-off with BGSU Football during New International Student Orientation in August 2015 and was very successful – with over 70 international students attending the event. Since then, WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T) has continued to partner up with BGSU Athletics and International Student Services to host a variety of Sporting Days throughout the academic year. Among the teams that have participated in the WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T) Sporting Days series are BGSU women’s and men’s soccer and the BGSU swim & dive team.
In the 2016 fall semester, WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T) also hosted its first “Flipped Sporting Day” open to the entire BGSU and Bowling Green community. In partnership with International Programs & Partnerships and the India Student Association, WE ARE ONE TEAM (WA1T) welcomed students, faculty, staff, and community members to the Perry Field House to learn about the sport of “Cricket.