Celebrating International Culture at Mississippi College

 

Living thousands of miles from home, Mississippi College’s international students seek to share their culture.

This Fall’s Celebration of Culture is designed to do just that. The October 18 program is free and open to the public. MC’s new International Student Association will be part of the festivities

It represents an opportunity for international students to share their language, art, literature, music, dance, customs, food and clothing, says Phala Echols of the MC Office of Global Education. Echols serves as its international program coordinator.

The Office of Global Education will sponsor the annual event at Anderson Hall West from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. that Thursday.

Mississippi College is home to 198 international students from 38 countries this Fall. The number includes 49 students from China, 24 from Saudi Arabia and 20 from India.

Countries represented at the Celebration of Culture for the first time will be Rwanda in East Africa, Qatar and Bangladesh. Students from other lands taking part in the program are residents of Colombia, Indonesia, Togo and Taiwan, to name a few.

The event provides an opportunity for all guests to make new friends, enjoy delicious food from nations around the globe and have fun.

Led by director Mei-Chi Piletz, the Office of Global Education serves as the “home away from home’’ for international students on the Clinton campus. For more information, visit the website www.mc.edu/international

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