Posted on 26 November 2018
The International Centre at Guildford College hosted their annual International Day on Friday 23 November to promote diversity across the College. The students and teaching team came together to celebrate the various cultures and nationalities that make up the College.
The event gives the International students a fantastic opportunity to educate and inform their fellow students and staff about the variety of cultures within the College, whilst using teamwork, responsibilities and communication to organise a stand for the day.
There were many different cultures and nationalities represented by the students including Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Thailand, to name a few. Some of the International students gave performances of traditional dances, traditional songs, food demonstrations and wore traditional costumes representing their country. The programme of events for the day included -
‘Si nos dejan’ and ‘Mexico en la piel’, Mexican songs sung by Regina Veraza, a Japanese One-man Comedy Show, written and performed by Reiji Nishitani, and a Colombian Salsa Dance performed by Lina Vargas and Merville Jones, as well as many more.
Students and staff were encouraged to complete the International Day Quiz which was designed to encourage visitors to talk to the international students and ask questions about their countries and culture. Visitors to the event were also invited to taste delicacies from around the world and take part in crafts and demonstrations.
The event was also an opportunity for students to fundraise for charity - All of the money raised will go to the INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI APPEAL.
Ian Paine, Curriculum Manager for the International Department said, “Every November the International Centre teaching team organises an International Day to encourage participation across the College, promote diversity and friendship, and give international students the opportunity to communicate with native speakers. It was a very enjoyable and beneficial day for all the international learners involved, and for those who came to visit and take part in the day.”
For futher information, please visit https://international.guildford.ac.uk/Home.aspx