On Tuesday, Sept. 18 hundreds of students gathered on campus for this year’s Oktoberfest thrown by the International Student Ambassadors.
This annual (and free!) activity offers food, treats, games and competitions to help students and community members gain an appreciation for other cultures without having to go too far from home.
“Every year we increase our numbers,” said Nouman Kante, an International Student Ambassador and junior business management major. “More students are recognizing our events. It’s great to see so many students wanting to learn about other cultures.”
This year the event offered an alcohol-free beer garden where students could try different kinds of root beers. There was also a buffet of international foods and treats for all the attendees.
Such a large amount of people were in attendance that the lines stretched out the door, making the wait about 30 minutes to get into the event. Despite the long lines, Oktoberfest ran smoothly.
Once inside, attendees were shoulder to shoulder at every table, though they didn’t seem to mind the close quarters, each with a smile on their face.
For more information and upcoming events, check out the International Affairs website or visit their office located in the Student Center in ST 169.
Story by: Cairo Cook
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