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A worldly experience on Campus Valla

C Building smelled of the whole world’s spices when the ISA student association celebrated iDay 2016. 15 countries were represented during the day, and both food and culture were on offer.

Students preparing food“You can meet the world here without even leaving campus,” said Pranav Morey, chair of ISA.

At LiU there are approximately 2,000 international students from different parts of the world.

In the International Students Association (ISA), they want to make the most of all these cultures.

iDay –International Day, where students could show off their native countries and their native cultures – was organised for the first time in 2005. The day was an immediate success and has been so since then.

The ISA is an association for all international students at LiU, and since its beginning, iDay has been their greatest event.

During the first year’s jubilee, a full 27 countries were represented at the fair.  

“Experiencing other cultures is not only really fun, it’s also educational and something that can be of use later in working life,” said Mr Morey (pictured below, at left in the group at the ISA stand).

ISA, Pravnav to the leftThe students who passed through Colosseum on Friday could get a really flavourful lunch: there were tapas, stews, and even sweet pastries on offer.

Besides the food there were also articles, games, and crafts on the tables.

At the Japan table people got lessons in origami; at Taiwan they could play a game with marbles that the students says was a classic marketplace game – if you managed to get under 10 points you won a postcard and a brooch.

Indonesia had a “photo booth” where visitors could try out traditional clothes from Indonesia, which were then immortalised in a picture.

Pooja to the leftAmong the 15 countries, Sweden was also represented; LiU’s International Office was here, and this year they put out crisp bread, caviar, prawn cheese and chocolate biscuits.

Pooja Wadekar, who is studying in the Mechanical Engineering master’s programme, represented her native country India; this was her first iDay.

“It’s really fun to see how students from all sorts of countries are here, sharing their cultures,” she said (at left in the picture).

After the fair in Colloseum, the festivities continued in the dining hall in Kårallen Building, where the students offered several performances. They also gave out prizes for the best table and the best performance.

 

Text: Marlén Karlsson, student reporter
Photo: Anton Kurkkio, student photographer

 

20 April 2016


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