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Glimpse offered into other cultures

This week is International Week. The week culminates on Saturday with one of the largest student organization events of the year, International Night.

The week-long event is put on by the International Student Association with the cooperation of many of the multi-cultural organizations on campus.

The week starts on Monday with Tailgating in North America in Helmick Commons from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday is Discover South Asia and the Middle East from 2-6 p.m. in Helmick Commons.

Hubbell Breezeway is the rain back-up for both of those events.

Wednesday is Nkaba Bead Making in Africa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hubbell Breezeway.

Thursday is Explore Asia from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hubbell Breezeway.  That same night will be Tea Time in Europe from 7-9 p.m. in Jewett lobby.

Friday is Celebrate Fiesta Santo Tomas in Latin America from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Breezeway.

Saturday night is the main event: International Night.  It starts out with performances in the performing arts hall of the Fine Arts Center (FAC). Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. with performances by international students and multi-cultural groups starting at 6 p.m. Immediately following the performances will be a dinner in Parents Hall in Upper Olmsted where guests will enjoy a variety of different food from around the world cooked by international students.

Tickets for International Night are $2 in advance and $5 at the door for those with a Drake ID.  For those without a Drake ID, advance tickets are $5 and $10 at the door.  Tickets will be sold every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Olmsted Breezeway and from 4-7 p.m. in the Hubbell Breezeway.

International Week/Night is ISA’s largest event of the year. International Night usually brings in between 300-400 people, but this year they have lowered prices and hope to have over 500 people attend.

Senior Taylor Harris, president of ISA, just had this to say about the week:

“This is the one time of the year where all different cultures are brought to Drake from all corners of the world, and Drake students can experience them in a multitude of ways,” Harris said.

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