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November 22, 2012

International Education Week

by Arnica Rowan

Students and staff at Okanagan College enjoyed artwork, food and exhibits about countries all over the world during International Education Week. The Kelowna campus wrapped up the week with a multicultural feast for the senses.

From delectable ethnic dishes turned out by the Culinary Arts team, to world music, and colourful national costumes, the Atrium of the Centre for Learning turned into a little United Nations on Friday.

Aboriginal Elder Ranger Robins conducted the opening prayer, which was then followed by a few Japanese songs sung by Aska Nakumura from Osaka.

Other events through the day included demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy, henna work by artist Alisha Khan, plus a display of Aboriginal artifacts put together by Greg Schmid.

The day wrapped up with Indonesian, Saudi Arabian, and Jamaican students speaking about their cultures and their experiences living far away from home.

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