International Education Week begins


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Chandani Gurung, a junior computer science major, and Sabina Sitaula, a senior finance major, dance on a Nepali song during International Night Celebration.

The university kicked off International Education Week with International Night celebration.

The celebration is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Communication, Student Government Association and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs and was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Nov. 18. 

The purpose of International Night is to expose students to different cultures and let international students their culture.

Karina Ferrufino, an English as a Second Language student, talked about what she was doing for International Night and her feelings around it. 

“We are just doing a presentation for our country,” said Ferrufino. “We are from Honduras, so just to show the people our culture and history, the most important things to us. It’s really good for me, this is our second time that is like International Week, and it’s great because we can know the other persons that are international too.”

The night started off with a buffet of different international foods from couscous to a dessert bar filled with sweet treats of international variety. 

Continuing on in the night were performances by students and faculty ranging from a Zumba dance, French songs, German, Italian and Russian, a Toma que toma spanish musical chairs, a Turkish folk song with cello and a Nepalese Dance. 

There were door prizes to be won, a selfie booth and the presentation of cords for those who have been in the French Club for four semesters. 

International Night kicks off International Education Week and there will be various different cultural displays in the War Memorial Student Union from Nov. 18-21. For more information about International Education Week, check out the 2019 Campus Features.