This week is International Celebration Week at California Baptist University! It is so nice to see flags from different countries hanging outside of the Yeager Center. I think that it adds to the atmosphere. There are events every school night this week that will celebrate the cultures of international students at California Baptist University. The events seem like they will be a fun way to learn about other cultures. I wish that I could go to all of the events planned!

This year each of the events celebrate a different part of the world. On Monday a taco dinner and some games celebrated night Latin American culture. Tuesday night was the African celebration night. I wanted to go to this event but missed out. Some dances were taught and there was a showing of Invisible Children later in the evening. Wan’ An (which means good evening in Mandarin Chinese) Night will be a night of enjoying each other’s fellowship around karaoke, which is a popular recreational activity in Taiwan and China. I’ve had fun watching and listening to people singing karaoke. Lantern decorating will also be an activity available at the event. The Wan’ An event will take place at Brisco’s lawn. Thursday night will be Namaste India night. I did not know that California Baptist University had students from India attending until this year. I have never seen henna done, and I have heard that henna is really cool. The Namaste India event will also feature Bollywood and chai.

I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities to learn about other cultures this week through the events that the International Center is hosting. I know that they are working hard with students to make this week a memorable week. Provider is also catering some delicious food for the events.


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