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Campus Tours Provide a Peek at College Life


Seeing is believing and college tours are a great way for students to get an up close and personal glimpse of campus life. This is especially true for international students, as where they choose to attend college is sure to be their home away from home. 

Team Africa, a group of 17 South African soccer students, visited campus on Monday, July 30, 2018, with their coach, alumnus Tabani Sithole, a former international F-1 student and tennis player from Zimbabwe. Their visit was coordinated by Immigration Specialist Iris Quinn-Johnson and College Connect International, sponsored by United Soccer Africa.

“It’s amazing to be back home and to share this experience with a group of potential students, showing them where I was groomed, sharing my Wildcat experience, and introducing them to my second mom, Mrs. Quinn-Johnson,” said Sithole.

The delegation ranged in age from 16 to 20-years old and members were selected from a larger group of 250 students to travel internationally. Their 12-day college tour also included actual playing time in Orlando before their return to South Africa.

"Bethune-Cookman University is an international community and currently has students representing more than 28 countries," said Quinn-Johnson. "The students were delighted to visit and hope to return and play Wildcat soccer in the future.” 

For more information about international student life, contact Quinn-Johnson at or 386-481-2171.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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