Your New Friends in Denton
Denton has always enjoyed the reputation of being a good place for those who love music, but another intriguing aspect of the city is very easily overlooked.
A typical Denton resident is so accustomed to the amount of cultures, religions, and ethnicities of the city that they do not realize that it is spilling over with a dynamic mix of traditions and styles from around the world.
To the Denton resident, this diverse exposure is a part of everyday life in a college town, but from the outside looking in; it is obvious that Denton could be considered a cultural Mecca of North Texas, particularly, near the universities.
International enrollment demographics provided by The University of North Texas (fall 2009):
- 2500 enrolled students from abroad
- 123 countries represented
Here are the top 10 countries that are represented at UNT:
- Saudi Arabia
“If you want to meet with other international students, UNT is a good place,” said Ali Almazrou, finance major from Saudi Arabia. “There are so many people from so many different places here, that is why I like it. There are so many different backgrounds and ideas. That’s why I came [to Denton].”
For those out there who are interested in meeting people from all over the world, from all walks of life and making a friend that you may have not met by living in an average suburban town, come visit Denton. Get involved in the variety of global networks, the dynamic social experience and the exchange of ideas from an international perspective that you will have at your fingertips in Denton.
Beyond recreation, government, and business; the experience is enjoyable, the people are pleasant and there are brand new experiences at every corner. Come check it out for yourself, your new friends are waiting.