International students organize traditional costume show
Korea University holds 2017 International Students’ Festival
Students from 22 countries build a mini global village on campus
On Thursday, November 23, Korea University (KU) held the 2017 International Students' Festival (ISF) in its Democracy Square on the Seoul Campus.
Founded in order to promote mutual understandings and communication among different cultures, ISF introduces KU students to what it is like to live, eat, study, and travel in other countries. The international student participants represented 22 countries on five continents: Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, and Turkey), Asia (South Korea, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, and Israel), Latin America (Mexico, Peru), North America (the United States and Canada) and Oceania (Australia).
Roughly 1,500 international students set up booths for each country, where students had chances to learn about the cultures, education, food, and costumes of the represented countries. The international students also hosted a fashion show featuring the traditional costumes of their home countries and a talent show showcasing various performances.
During the festival, the Korea University Buddy Assistants (KUBA) organized a flea market in order to sell items donated by students; the proceeds from the sales are to be donated to UNICEF.