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2009 International Day at Cleveland State University
November 18, 2009

CSU's Main Classroom Lobby was lined with tables and exhibits celebrating the many international students studying at Cleveland State. The Auditorium came to life with dancers and musicians continuing the celebration.

Among the many groups exhibiting were Egyptian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Saudi Arabian, Hispanic and African.

In addition to information about their native lands, many of the tables had traditional foods for visitors to sample. Viet Nam offered egg rolls (cha gio) and the Arab Student Unions offered lamb (kibbi). Los Latinos Unidos (United Latin) tempted passers-by with Spanish rice with kidney beans and pastelitos (beef wrapped in dough). The Greek Hellenic Society is relatively new, but still presented a beautiful display along with figs and baklava.

Cleveland State boasts an international population of over 800 students representing 74 countries. International Day is recognition of this and is celebrated yearly during Education Week, an international event.

Entertainers included the CSU Dance Company who performed a number of selections including African dances. A delicate Flamenco dance was performed and an Indian celebration of Flowers.

Chi Ma and Wenjing Wang of the Confucius Institute at CSU

Chi Ma and Wenjing Wang of the Confucius Institute at CSU


Confucius Institute at CSU - Cleveland State University


Chinese masks on display at CSU


China display at CSU International Day - Liu Wenzheng, Assistant Director and Dr. Lin-Ching Chen, Director of Confucius Institute at CSU

Liu Wenzheng, Assistant Director and Dr. Lin-Ching Chen, Director of Confucius Institute at CSU


Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar at CSU International Day

Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar


Egypt - 7000 year civilization display

Egypt - 7000 year civilization display


Egyptian pyramid display at CSU


Mary Matzorkis, John Kopasakis and Matt Saunders

Mary Matzorkis, John Kopasakis and Matt Saunders


Greek Hellenistic Society at CSU

Greek Hellenistic Society at CSU


Ivana Yuko representing Slovenian Studies

Ivana Yuko representing Slovenian Studies


Raissa Batieno from Kenya

Raissa Batieno from Kenya


Nassirou Tidjani of Kenjya is president of the African Student Association at CSU

Nassirou Tidjani of Kenjya is president of the African Student Association at CSU


Nicole Thomas, Katherine Pena and Brittany Ferguson

Nicole Thomas, Katherine Pena and Brittany Ferguson


Latinos Unidos display at CSU International Day 2009

Latinos Unidos display at CSU International Day 2009


Nasser Alrashidi of Saudi Arabia

Nasser Alrashidi of Saudi Arabia


Hayeesha and Satya

Hayeesha and Satya


Culture and Traditions of India

Culture and Traditions of India


Indian students at CSU


Nguyen Bui of Vietnam

Nguyen Bui of Vietnam


Do you know the Vietnam we know?

Do you know the Vietnam we know?


Nguyen Bui dancing

Nguyen Bui dancing


Dance Videos from 2009 CSU International Day




Mike plays Spanish flamenco guitar while Amy dances




Nguyen Bui performs a glimpse of Vietnam dance




Cleveland State University students perform
a South African Gumboot Dance




Cleveland State University Dance Company perform a Chinese Fan Dance called Flowers of the Crimson Mountain


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