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International students showed off their cultures last month at Selkirk College
International students showed off their cultures last month at Selkirk College's Castlegar campus.
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Selkirk College celebrated cultures from around the world last month at its 18th Annual Intercultural Fair.

In conjunction with Canada’s International Education Week (November 18 to 22), the lively event at The Pit on the Castlegar Campus brought together students in a sharing of cultures on November 21.

Selkirk College has more than 150 international students from over 15 different countries and communities. Students study in a wide range of programs like English Language, Contemporary Music & Technology, Resort & Hotel Management, Business Administration and many others.

The event was hosted by Selkirk International. With the help of the Maintenance and IT departments, the main hall of the Castlegar Campus was transformed into a lively exhibition.

This year, students from the Aboriginal Education Department, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, China, Korea, India, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and Quebec took the opportunity to share glimpses of their diverse cultures with the larger school community.

In addition to elaborate displays showcasing historical and contemporary customs, students took the oppurtunity to demonstrate unique aspects of their homelands through dance performances, traditional clothing, and games. Guests enjoyed tasty delicacies from around the world and students were on hand to provide writing samples in a variety of languages.

The college community would like to thank the international students for their time and hard work. Everyone in attendance gained a greater understanding of the many different cultures that make up Selkirk College’s diverse community.

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