World Cultures Fair Features Authentic Food, Entertainment

World Cultures Fair Features Authentic Food, Entertainment

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On March 29, 2012, the Charleston community will be able to sample dozens of cultures from around the world without leaving the College of Charleston campus. The annual World Cultures Fair, hosted by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Stern Center Garden (rain location, Stern Center Ballroom).

Hundreds of attendees are expected for food and entertainment that will take them on a trip around the world. Nearly every culture and language taught at the College of Charleston will be represented. Throughout the day, student clubs and faculty and staff will serve authentic foods and provide cultural experiences. Back by popular demand, each hour of the festival will highlight a different culture. Eleven a.m. to 12:00 p.m. is South American hour and attendees will enjoy green onion pancakes with chorizo sausage and salsa verde and Llapingachos (Ecuadoran cheese and potato patties) with peanut glaze. The following hour will be Asian Hour, then from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. will be European Hour and Moroccan Hour will end the festival.

Entertainment will include belly dancers, an African dance group, and a Chinese Dragon dance, just to name a few of the day’s events. Come out and enjoy a day of different cultures, food, dance, student talents and more!

The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs prepares students to become knowledgeable, engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.  Home to one of the largest and most comprehensive language programs in the Southeast, as well as in-depth programs in international and cultural studies, the school presents courses that are global, multicultural, interdisciplinary and comparative.  Students here develop an understanding of other societies and help us develop the kind of society in which we would like to live, and in which we would like our children to live.  Study-abroad programs and specialized work in critical languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi and Russian, enhance the school’s academic offerings.

For more information on the World Cultures Fair, contact Georgia Schlau at 843.953.7136 or by email:

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