BAC Proud to Be Part of #YouAreWelcomeHere Campaign

In the wake of travel ban laws introduced by the new presidential administration, the Boston Architectural College (BAC) is showing its support for its internationally diverse student body as part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere social media campaign.

Started by Jessica Sandberg, director of international admissions at Temple University, the twitter campaign encourages United States colleges and universities to show their support for international students via photos, videos, and events. The campaign’s goal is to show international students that they are welcome and supported at friendly, diverse, and safe colleges throughout the country.

When the first travel ban was announced in January, the BAC, where roughly one fifth of the students are international, brought students and staff together to create posters full of welcoming and supportive messages. The posters are displayed in the front windows of the college. When the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign started, the BAC was eager to take part in it, posting photos of the posters to social media, and filming the following video featuring faculty, staff, and students to showcase the BAC’s diversity and support for international students.

To students around the world, the BAC wants you to know that #YouAreWelcomeHere.