At the end of March, campus celebrated 50 years of a Findlay tradition — International night!
This was my second year of celebrating this event, and I am so proud to write a blog about one of the most amazing nights each year at Findlay. According to UF’s Buford Center for Diversity and Service, the first International Night was celebrated in 1969. A page from the yearbook from that year reads: “Foreign foods, customs, entertainment, and even an Indian wedding were highlights of International Night. This event was a first in the history of Findlay College. Dr. Parimal Das, a scholar-in-residence from India, coordinated the event. A dinner of many different foreign foods began the festivities, following these many booths were located throughout the Union representing different countries of the world.”
I also had the opportunity to join the event coordinator, Jennifer … Read More »
We often say, “Don’t talk to strangers.” We grow up fearing strangers. We fear even more when that person is from a different country or a different race, unless we cross borders and see how big the world can be, and how we can connect with each other despite being so different! Being able to study at the University of Findlay with the help of its generous scholarship I am getting that chance. It is enabling me every day to see the beauty of diversity. It is allowing me to stay in a different continent, a different corner of the earth with completely different weather.
I got to do so many amazing things during my first semester here in OilerNation. Now I know how it feels to touch snow, to make a snow angel or to just throw snow balls at your … Read More »
On April 19th, the UF International community celebrated its 45th International Night. Since I am an international student, I feel proud in describing my experience during international night. International night is an annual festival when all the international students from different countries come together to represent their countries. Since this was my first international night, I was very excited to become part of it. My friends and I mainly attended evening parts of the events, but the official celebration started in the morning. The whole day is dedicated to celebrating diverse cultures and traditions.
As a part of the evening events, different countries set up booths to allow students to learn about their respective places through either food tasting or showcasing different artifacts made from their countries. Since I am a big foodie, I was excited … Read More »