The International Student Program (ISP) along with the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC) were proud to sponsor the International Food Festival as part of International Education Week on Thursday, November 21. The event was a huge success with students, staff, faculty, and community members able to see traditional attires and taste cuisines from countries such as Brazil, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan and Tunisia.
The event started off with a fashion show where student models presented their countries’ traditional/modern clothing. Then, it was on to the highlight of the event—the food tasting! With 12 tables to choose from, attendees were spoiled for choice. Should they have pão de queijos from Brazil, momos from Nepal, puff puffs from Nigeria, or falafels from Tunisia? These were just some of the tasty treats featured at each table.
Along with the food, one could also get their names written in Japanese calligraphy at the Japan table. Also, each table had mini country flags that attendees were more than welcome to take. Soon, the tasty treats were gone, and bellies were full. Attendees had a blast and could not wait to attend next year’s event!
The International Food Festival presented international students with an opportunity to share their cultures, and for other students to get a glimpse into the traditions of other cultures. The events served to highlight the diversity that is a key feature of Skyline College and its mission.
Article by Clair Yeo-Sugajski & Rachel Zhang | Photo by Nyi Tun