各国留学生欢聚一堂庆祝感恩节
来源:迈阿密学院编辑部      发布时间:2017-09-29

International Thanksgiving Helps Bridge Cultural Divides

各国留学生欢聚一堂庆祝感恩节

By UM News

11-18-2016

IEP students showcase the cuisine and culture of their homelands

University of Miami

日前,迈阿密大学英语强化课程班的国际交流生们齐聚一堂,共同庆祝感恩节和英语强化课程开办65周年。这些学生来自中国,哥伦比亚,日本,科威特,墨西哥等国家,他们分别身着自己国家的传统服饰,介绍并展示了自己家乡的美食和节日风俗,并有不少毕业生返校庆祝,与学弟学妹们交流学习经验。

Hailing from countries as different as China, Colombia, Japan, Kuwait, and Mexico, hundreds of students came together last Friday in the University of Miami’s Allen Hall courtyard to celebrate and showcase the cuisine and customs of their respective lands, as UM’s Intensive English Program (IEP) held its 33rd International Thanksgiving—an event IEP executive director Michelle Alvarez says demonstrates that “by sharing we can bridge cultural divides.”

IEP students, many of them wearing the traditional dress of their homeland, served food that ranged from Chinese dumplings to Middle Eastern machboos (spiced chicken and rice). Some of them even sang, played musical instruments, and gave other cultural performances, including a martial arts demonstration by Kuwaiti students.

This year’s International Thanksgiving coincided with the IEP’s 65th anniversary. To mark the occasion, about 50 of the program’s alumni returned to the place where they learned valuable English-language and academic study skills that helped them to enter and succeed in a U.S. institution of higher learning.

“We’re the first step as they embark on their academic careers in this country,” Alvarez said of the IEP, which is run by UM’s Division of Continuing and International Education. “Just the fact that they (IEP alumni) were willing to come back and assist currently enrolled students in setting up displays for this event shows their connection and love for the program.”


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