SWU PHINMA cel­e­brates In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents Day

The Freeman - - COMMUNITY -

South­west­ern Univer­sity PHINMA, a global univer­sity with in­ter­na­tional stu­dents from 37 dif­fer­ent coun­tries across five con­ti­nents, spear­headed the cel­e­bra­tion of the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents Day on Novem­ber 23.

In­ter­na­tional stu­dent­men­tors from SWU PHINMA shared their cul­tural iden­tity to the Filipino stu­dents through var­i­ous learn­ing ses­sions.

Most of the par­tic­i­pants joined the lan­guage classes. They were taught about ba­sic Korean, Man­darin and Thai lan­guages.

Other par­tic­i­pants were taught how to pre­pare mouth-watering cuisines from South Korea (beef bul­gogi), Nige­ria (Nige­rian stew), and In­dia (au­then­tic curry) in the culi­nary classes.

Dance en­thu­si­asts were also trained on tra­di­tional African dance, clas­si­cal In­dian dance (Bharat­natyam) and Nepali folk dance (Lokn­ritya).

Foot­ball, Cricket and Muay Thai, on the other hand, were the high­lights of the sports clinic.

The event, which was or­ga­nized by the In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion (ISA) of SWU PHINMA, cul­mi­nated with a fel­low­ship din­ner and Soiree-themed Back to the ‘90s as most of the stu­dents were born dur­ing this decade.

In­ter­na­tional stu­dents from var­i­ous uni­ver­si­ties at­tended the event which was high­lighted by ISA Got Tal­ent 2018.

Me­la­na­tion, an all-girl African Dance Troupe from SWU PHINMA, bested six other com­pet­ing in­di­vid­u­als/ teams.

Ale­sis, one of Cebu’s sought after show bands, played main­stream ‘90s hits, as well as pop mu­sic from In­dia and Africa.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity for in­ter­na­tional stu­dents study­ing in Cebu to come to­gether to cel­e­brate unity in di­ver­sity; and for the Filipino stu­dents to get ac­quainted with our cul­tural iden­ti­ties to pre­pare them for the global work­force they will be part of soon,” said Bin­odRi­jal, a third year Medicine from Nepal and the SWU PHINMAIn­ter­na­tional Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion (ISA) pres­i­dent.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Mem­bers of the In­ter­na­tional Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion of SWU Phinma pose for a com­mem­o­ra­tive photo dur­ing their ISA Day last Novem­ber 23.

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