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International Students Take Center Stage on Campus

International Students Take Center Stage on Campus
Chie Fujikake, an MBA student from Japan, demonstrates the art of origami to children from the Lutheran Academy as part of the University’s International Education Week event that highlighted Japanese culture to area elementary school students. From left are: Jonathan Bonebrake, Fujikake and Malia Graham.

Several student-run events in November highlighted the many world cultures on campus.

The United Colors Organization and the Asian Club hosted the sixth annual International Fashion Show to highlight contemporary, as well as traditional, attire from many of the 25 countries Scranton students represent.

The Saudi Students Club hosted a celebration of Saudi Arabia National Day that included a Saudi heritage exhibition, Saudi music and dance, henna tattoos and traditional Saudi foods. Guests also tried on traditional Saudi clothing.

In conjunction with International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, the University hosted nearly 100 elementary schoolers at an event introducing them to Japan. The program was led by Chie Fujikake, an MBA student from Japan and graduate assistant, and included presentations, hands-on activities and Japanese cuisine.

Several Global Insights presentations, which teach the University community about different cultures from the perspective of a current international student, also took place last semester.

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