Around the World with International Club
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Around the World with International Club

The International Club holds Around the World Wednesdays where different countries are presented to students and staff. On Jan. 26, the countries that were being presented were all from South Asia.

Daphne Navarro, the marketing director for the International Club, said it’s important to learn about other cultures.

“It’s important to share culture,” Navarro said. “You learn something new about someone else and create community, knowing what’s important to somebody else.”

There were four different presentations. Sadik Rezwane presented about Bangladesh, Pooja Modawel presented about India, Abina Lama presented about Nepal and Prah Haider presented the country Pakistan.

“I love to spread knowledge about my country,” Haider said. “It’s a good way to make friends and present about my country. We’re first-hand people to give information. I am from Pakistan and I am telling you everything.”

Most of these presentations included facts about these countries, like cities within them, festivals, special foods and more.

The International Club serves food from the countries being presented at the Around the World Wednesday events. Event coordinator, Pragati Rouniyar, said this is a great opportunity to meet people from all over.

“You can meet people from all over the world,” Rouniyar said. “You will get a different perspective of life.”

Students can come and enjoy the food and learn all about these counties. Navarro said it is encouraged to ask questions, and a great way to start getting involved.

“I asked somebody how I could get involved with other cultures and then I became a part of the exec club,” Navarro said.

Rouniyar said the International Club is always looking for new ideas and new people.

“We are very cooperative,” Rouniyar said. “We are 100 percent ready to collaborate. We want to be in touch with every organization on campus.”

The next Around the World event will be held on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Muenster University Center pit.