International Week a Success at The King’s College
International Ventures Program Announces New Trips for 2014
Earlier this month, International Ventures and the International Students Club partnered to transform The King’s College with an array of flags and decorations for the school’s first annual "International Week."
During the week, students had the opportunity to participate in events ranging from foreign film screenings and food fairs to info sessions and city outings. "It was great to be able to highlight the presence of international students here at King's. They add so much to our student body," said Taylor Campbell, a student worker for International Ventures.
International Week is designed to give current students a glimpse into the options offered by International Ventures to study and engage cultures abroad. This year, students will have the option to joins trips (called ventures) to five areas of the world.
On the first day of International Week, members of the International Students Club prepared dishes from their respective countries and hosted a tasting session between classes. On the menu were Georgian pkhali and khachapuri, Middle-Eastern sambusa, Brazilian rice, Ethiopian dabo kolo, and rice cookies.
Wednesday was British Accent Day (which saw participation from a number of staff and faculty) and culminated at "Culture Night" with a British accent contest, where Contestants read selections from English literature in their best British accent. Colton Knoefle proved to be the truest Englishmen onsite. Student Body President Peter Flemming and Lucinda Sweazey emceed the event, and students came together to learn the basic steps of foreign dances, including Algerian, Palestinian, and Ethiopian styles. Italian international student, Conny Rota, baked seven homemade pizzas in honor of the occasion.
Over the course of the week, Global Engagement Coordinator Elijah McCready held two information sessions to announce this year’s International Ventures and Partnerships. Students were excited to learn that teams will be sent to engage individuals and institutions in Israel, Turkey, Brazil, China, and Central Asia this coming summer. The King’s College will continue its partnership that sends students to study in Oxford as well.
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International Week proved a delight for all participants. The event was a success, and it already has students looking forward to heading to the airport this May.
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