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Annual International Day Celebration Set for Saturday

Article By: MC2 Victoria Ochoa

The Naval Postgraduate School hosts the annual International Day celebration this Saturday, April 23, on the Academic Quad. University students from 30 countries around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan and Australia, will be sharing their distinctive cultures through authentic cuisine, activities, dancing and much more.

“Countries will be showcasing pride for their homeland and cultural diversity by serving various foods, displaying artwork and sharing their personal experiences with the community,” said International Programs Coordinator Kim Andersen. “Everyone is invited to hear, see and taste various traditions and cuisines firsthand, and celebrate the diversity of the NPS community.”

Each year, NPS’ International Executive Committee (IEC) organizes the popular event, which has been hosted on campus since 2006 to advance cultural appreciation and awareness.

“We work to promote good relations and cultural understanding between the U.S. and international students through events like this,” said Hellenic Navy Lt. Ioannis Kanlis. “This event provides a unique opportunity for international students to promote their culture, cuisine and customs.”

International Day runs from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 23, with free admission for everyone. All proceeds from the event are used by the IEC to support NPS’ international student community.

For a peak at past International Day events, check out the NPS Facebook site.

 
Posted April 20, 2016

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