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ESU international students share their culture with the community

By Tagan Trahoon April 14, 2018 158 0
Community members prepare for a sample of food during the International Food Festival at Emporia State's Webb Hall on Saturday. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News. Community members prepare for a sample of food during the International Food Festival at Emporia State's Webb Hall on Saturday. Photo by Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News.

Emporia had the opportunity to sample delicious food from other cultures Saturday.

The annual International Food Festival was held at Emporia State University's Webb Hall. International students from countries around the world, including Japan, Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Paraguay and many others, had the chance to share more than just traditional dishes from their home countries with the community. Those in attendance were able to converse, dance and of course dine with foreign exchange students.

Dana Al Nouri, a native of Syria, says simply sampling a traditional dish can open individuals to an entire dialogue on foreign customs.

Bolivian exchange student Mariana Guerra echoes this statement. She says she is very thankful to the individuals who are open to new experiences.

For more information on international programs, contact the ESU Office of International Education at 341-5374 or go online to www.emporia.edu/oie. 

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