International Week at Brock: appreciating diversity

Brock International is celebrating diversity at the university with their bi-annual International Week.

International Week began on Monday, February 3 and will run until Friday, February 7. Students who attend any of the events during the week will receive the opportunity to experience aspects of the world outside of Canada and learn more about foreign cultural traditions and values.

Some events students can attend during the week are:

Cooking Demonstration: Brazil

This demonstration on Feb. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in GLNB203 will see students learning how to make Brazilian Cheese Bread, also known as Pao de Queijo. At the end of the demo, those in attendance will receive a recipe card to continue making their own Pao de Queijo if they desire. This event is free, however, interested individuals must RSVP on ExperienceBU.

International Movie Night

On Feb. 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. inside of the GLNB lounge, students will be able to watch one of four acclaimed international films. Attendees will watch either And Breathe Normally (Icelandic film); Happy as Lazzaro (Italian film); Divines (French film) or Brahman Naman (English – Indian film). The movie night is free to attend and no RSVP is necessary. Refreshment will be provided.

Cooking Demonstration: Nigeria

On Feb. 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in GLNB203 students will learn how to make Nigerian Jollof Rice. At the end of the demo, those in attendance will receive a recipe card to continue making their own Jollof Rice at home. This event is free, however, interested individuals must RSVP on ExperienceBU.

Food Tour (Mexican Restaurant): Lost and Found

On Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. one of Brock International’s student ambassadors from Colombia will be dining at Lost and Found on 259 St. Paul Street E. Interested individuals will be able to dine with the ambassador at the Mexican restaurant, however, those in attendance will be responsible for paying for their meals. Students who are interested in registering for this experience can visit Brock International’s website.

Cooking Demonstration: Trinidad & Tobago

This demonstration on Feb. 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in GLNB203 will see students learning how to make traditional Aloo Pie from Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of the demo, those in attendance will receive a recipe card to continue making their own Aloo Pie if they desire. This event is free, however, interested individuals must RSVP on ExperienceBU.

CultureFEST: Mexico

The final event to close International Week at Brock is a CultureFest focusing on Mexico. The event will be held in the GLNB lounge on Feb. 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will see students from Mexico take the stage to share facts, traditions and food with the wider Brock community. This event comes at no cost and no registration is necessary.

International Week presents just one of many opportunities to engage with Brock International and the international student population at Brock. Throughout the year, the centre hosts a number of events geared towards both domestic and international students which can be found on their ExperienceBU page or website.

Students who desire to find more information about any of the events going on during International Week are encouraged to visit brocku.ca/international. GLNB203 is located inside of the International Centre.

 

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