‘Around the world’ in one day

By Staff Writer
September 23, 2005

The international club, together with the department of romance languages held an open house with food from six different countries in Founders Hall Thursday, Sept. 15.

Under the theme “Around the world,” the open house consisted of food from Haiti, India, Liberia, Mexico, Russia and Vietnam.

There were different kinds of food, from Liberia’s African spinach to Vietnam’s rolls. Students as well as staff members tried the different food that was on display.

Drinks and chocolates were from Russia, with a few candies from Turkey.

“The main purpose is to let the students know where the international and study abroad is located, allowing them to learn about the services we provide,” Jennifer Gold, Cabrini’s international student adviser, said.

Gold said, “It allows students to discover something new, a culture or a country. We did this by providing food from six different countries along with diverse music playing in the background.” According to Gold, the event was a huge success.

Dr. Nicholas J. Uliano, assistant professor of romance languages, agreed.

“I can tell you that everything went very well during the ‘Around the world’ open house. Everyone who attended seemed to have enjoyed the wide variety of ethnic food which was offered,” said Uliano.

Uliano continued to explain that all of the foods at the open house are from countries which will be highlighted again during Cabrini day celebrations, as these are the countries from which the Philadelphia region has the most immigrants according to census statistics.

Gold continued, “Many students came by to meet us and had the opportunity to taste food that they might not have tried before. Also I saw a lot of familiar faces. Many staff and students participated in this program for the second year in a row,” Gold said, who has been working with international students for the past 13 years.

Ashley Rivera, a freshman special and elementary education major, was one of the students who attended the open house. “My favorite food was the soup that was from Haiti. It was really good.

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