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International Bazaar

In collaboration with International Education Week, FBU organized an International Bazaar to present different cultures to the school’s students. The bazaar was made up of numerous stations: food testing, handicrafts showing, instrument playing and dancing showcases.

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12115796_543161025844210_5439928332684343578_n The girls from Vietnam in their country’s traditional dress called Ao dai.


12119017_543161259177520_517751745629174014_n Handsome guys from Nepal


12227757_543161585844154_1428959527495473494_n Our students from India


12239482_543161655844147_4169357503559079980_n Mysterious Saudi Arabian girl


12240069_543161289177517_6076239696734588832_n A smile from Thailand


12243218_543161482510831_499525910950646593_n The Great Wall of Culture


12243223_543161405844172_3474768197104155711_n Yummies from Venezuela


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12278986_543161542510825_1404646254859040878_n And a table from our host – the United States of America

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Fontbonne University might seem like a small place, but there are more than 27 countries represented in the student body! However, it may be difficult to realize this because we are scattered along the different majors and programs that Fontbonne offers.

The International Bazaar on the 18th of November was the perfect event to showcase the diversity from international students that have made Fontbonne their home.

Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Congo, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Bangladesh, United States and Saudi Arabia each country with their own table and the best part: they all had food to share!

The environment was hectic but a lot of fun, people were going from table to table getting to know students and trying out the different dishes. It was hard to try out all the food! But given that most of the tables run out of their dishes I would say that they were a success.

The best part of the afternoon was when the Brazilian band started playing and two traditional Brazilian dancers came out in full costume dancing! It was the perfect ending for an event that was filled with fun, sharing and great food.

If you missed the International Bazaar this year, then mark it in your calendar for next year! It is an amazing event that will broaden your knowledge about all the other cultures that are part of Fontbonne.

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Photo credit: Elizabeth Tran, Yasser Alotaibi and Fontbonne University.


Last Wednesday, we had a big annual event on campus called “International Bazaar” which is like a cultural carnival. We had so many different foods, dress, and toys from different countries, such as Taiwan, Japan, Peru, Saudi Arabic, Mexico, and Iraq.

In this event, all the international students had their own country’s table to show the culture, food, holiday, dress, and other thing from their country. My friends and I took care of our Taiwanese table. We put Taiwan’s flag, map, and also made a slide show to present Taiwan to visitors. Also, we put some Taiwanese snakes and traditional tea on our table. Also, I wore a traditional dress to let every one know our dress culture.

My friends and I also tried many traditional foods from different countries, such as Thai-food, Mexican food, Indian food, Vietnamese food, and Japanese food. Also, we saw some cultural dancing, like Peruvian and African dancing, which impressed me.

I really like this event because not only did I try many different yummy cultural foods, but also I’ve learned more knowledge about other countries from international students. Even though all the cultural food, dancing, and dress are different from mine, I respect their cultures a lot, because they’re worthy to respect. It was a such meaningful international event I attended at Fontbonne.


This past Wednesday, Fontbonne hosted the International Bazaar. Though I only had an hour between classes to take part in the events (Wednesday is my very busy day), I had a great time sampling food, listening to the live Mariachi band, and browsing the vendors’ treasures from around the globe.

I was very impressed by the beginning of the Bazaar. International and first/second generation students paraded into the DSAC wearing their traditional clothes while carrying their countries’ flags. It was so cool to be made aware of all of the diversity present at Fontbonne.

After the parade, I bought a necklace from Africa and then sampled some Lebanese food. Unfortunately for me, I had to leave the Bazaar relatively quickly in order to get to class on time. However, I had a great time, and I plan on attending the Bazaar next year.

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Have I Mentioned I’m A Salsa Dancer?

by Alumni Posts November 18, 2010

The past two days have been awesome for me! Last night, I joined the Fontbonne International Students Association for Salsa Night, and learned to… dance the salsa, of course! I’ve never considered myself much of a dancer, but I had so much fun as I learned the basic moves from a really good teacher. What was […]

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