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MBU hosts 7th annual International Education Week

Students at Missouri Baptist University are exploring other cultures from across the globe without leaving their West St. Louis County campus.

MBU is holding its 7th annual International Education Week Nov. 13-16 in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the week is to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

Currently, students from more than 20 countries attend MBU. With a goal to represent each continent, the week’s events are:

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Monday, Nov. 13
International dishes will be showcased and served by food services in the dining hall. Dishes in the past have included countries such as India, Germany and more.

TASTES OF THE WORLD

Wednesday, Nov. 15
MBU students, faculty and staff will share their favorite international drinks and snacks in thePerk from Europe, Spain, France, Brazil, Kenya and Australia.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Thursday, Nov. 16
MBU students, faculty and staff will showcase their international home country or countries they have explored. Stop by the Great Hall for food, henna, Korean calligraphy, dancing, music and more. Throughout the festival, guests can enjoy entertainment by Mexican dance group Alma de Mexico, kung-fu demonstrations and musical sounds by Pi Pa (a Chinese guitar).