Monday, March 16, 2015
The Office of International Relations hosted the Spring Potluck party last Tuesday. The office staff, student workers and some international students gathered in one place and enjoyed a variety of ethnic food together. Each staff and student workers cooked a dish from their home country and shared it at the party. We had sushi from Japan, spring rolls from Vietnam, plantain chips from Ivory Coast, enchiladas from Mexico, chili from America, and much more! All of the food tasted excellent. It was fun and interesting to know about food cultures in other countries. Also, we enjoyed talking and spend a great time at the party.
Monday, March 9, 2015
India Night Party was held for international student last month. We enjoyed Indian curry and drawing Henna tattoo. Henna is a paste made out of crushed leaves and twigs of henna plant. We draw on our palms, arms, or legs. The henna paste may dry of in 5 to 10 minutes. After a while the dry henna paste is scrapped off and you could see an orange stain left on your skin. It was not easy to draw henna design and it takes forever. But it was really interesting and great experience for international students. This event was a good opportunity to experience other different culture.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Time passes by so fast. It feels like spring semester just stared yesterday and now we are almost half way through the semester. February is one of my favorite month because it is cold. Yes, I like cold weather. Despite the freezing temperature outside, there are many events going on campus that students cannot miss. One of my favorite is International Tea Time. For those of you who are not familiar with the event, International Tea Time is organized once a month by the Office of International Relation, Campus Board Activity and International Leadership Council. Students come to enjoy a cup of tea, some snacks and most important, meet new friends. The main purpose of the event is to create an opportunity for international students to meet with new American students.
International Tea Time flyer of last semester
However, the International Tea Time of this February is an unusual one. Coincidentally, the event is on the same day as the Lunar New Year. Therefore, Lunar New Year was the theme of the Tea Time. The snack was purchased from a local Asian market. Participants really enjoyed the unique experience, especially the New Year food items.