To start off International Education Week, the Skyline College International Student Program hosted its annual International Food Festival. The event was platform for students from various regions of the world to showcase their cultures through food, fashion and fun activities. It was held in the Fireside Dining Room on November 13, 2017.
The festival started with a fashion show where students presented their traditional attires. There were ten different models who showcased their cultural wear, both modern and from earlier times. The MC’s of the event then introduced the main event: the delicious, multinational cuisine. Spectators felt as if they were travelling to different parts of the world with the vast array of foods available from all over the planet. There was a wide selection of sweet and savory finger foods from seven different countries and regions, namely Africa, Burma, Middle East, Nepal, China, Japan and Latin America, which the guests enjoyed. They also got to have their names written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean calligraphy, so they had a little bit of the international energy to take home with them.
People were amused by the different traditional outfits and enjoyed the food so much that many went back for a second round. They were also very happy to be a part of the campus’ global environment and to learn more from people who hail from places all over the world.
International Student Program will continue to provide international and cultural programs and events for Skyline students, faculty and staff members and the greater Skyline College community. Please check future events on the ISP website at: www.skylinecollege.edu/international.
Article by Naledi Mthembu | Photo by Chikako Walker