SVSU hosted its International Education Week with events ranging from a food festival, door decorating, scavenger hunts and more.
The coordinator of the event was Craig Abraham, the graduate assistant for the Office of International and Advanced Studies.
“International Education Week (IEW), November 15-19, 2021, is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international
education and exchange worldwide,” he said. “But our office is celebrating IEW early, so we can fit the Food festival into the IEW events.”
The theme for this year tied into the hardships many have faced during the pandemic.
“The theme for this year is ‘Finding a way,’” he said. “Many of us have gone through a tough time in the last two years
and the theme is to express the resilience of our Cardinals in always finding a way.”
Abraham discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the event and his excitement to get back to in person events this year.
“We have done IEW since 2010, so a little over 10 years now,” he said. “This is the first-time we are celebrating with in-person events since COVID. Because of COVID, last year, we did a virtual IEW. Now we are able to blend in-person activities with virtual sessions.”
In person they offered cultural immersion tables outside the marketplace on Tuesday and online they offered virtual booking for a class on making Indian fish cutlets.
On Tuesday, SVSU’s dining hall was filled with dishes from across the world for the 23rd International Food Festival. The winners from the Scavenger hunt on Wednesday were provided a gift basket with prizes along with the supplies for cooking Indian fish cutlets.
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