Representatives of the world will descend on the atrium of the Student Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Students from various Temple organizations will dress in native garb, belt out songs and perform dances from their cultures.
A Carnival of Cultures is being held in honor of International Education week, which is sponsored jointly by the Department of Education and the Department of State. According to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Web site, this nationally recognized week is to commemorate and highlight the advantages of international study and assimilation.
International Education Week was established in 2000, but this is the first year that Temple organizations will come together through a Carnival of Cultures, said Jack Cesareo, president of the International Business Association, and a peer adviser at the Office of International Programs.
“It is a nice way to exhibit the different cultures of the university,” Cesareo said.
In addition to the presentation of folk traditions such as song and dance, several different types of ethnic food will be available for students to try. At the carnival, STA Travel will also give away a trip to New York City.
The event will be held in the atrium of the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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