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.
Two sexy Bachata dancers.
The girls from Vietnam in their country’s traditional dress called Ao dai.
Handsome guys from Nepal
Our students from India
Mysterious Saudi Arabian girl
A smile from Thailand
The Great Wall of Culture
Yummies from Venezuela
Japanese “kawaii” girl
We had free henna too
#Pray for the world
And a table from our host – the United States of America
On September 19, 2015, the school had organized a trip to famous places in St. Louis and all students were welcome to join. Most international students were present and surely had a lot of fun.
The first stop of the trip was Forest Park. The view inside is just breathtaking.
A group of Vietnamese and Japanese students
The following stop was the New Cathedral Church. The sun was bright but the wind was soothing.
A Vietnamese student enjoying the immensity of the church
Highlights of the trip was the Old Court House and the Arch.
Yes we’re in the sky!
The trip ended with a late lunch at McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden.
Grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings. Yum yum!
We had so much fun and good memories. Hopefully there will be more of these events.
I can’t believe it’s already a month that I’ve been in the USA, more over FONTBONNE!! I’ve always heard that America is very strict on rules, but on arriving here, I’m overwhelmed. The best thing are the traffic rules. Having been to the other cities in the USA, I find Saint Louis very beautiful and interesting (The arch is eye candy!) The weather had been a little sunny though, 😛 I expected a lot cold, nevertheless, the snow is on its waayyyyy!😃👿 I’m super excited for my first snow in the USA, I had been on a shopping spree the whole last week, preparing for the winter.😀😆
sSo! About Fontbonne University, the first moment I met the staff at the university I was very glad that I joined Fontbonne. I’m proud to be a Fontie! 😇
Thanks to everyone for being so very friendly that my first month here in Saint Louis has passed easily. ALHUMDULILLAH.😊
See you all in the next blog! 😃
I feel I was destined to be here.
On September 2, an event exclusive for international students in Fontbonne, especially newcomers, occurred in the president’s house. Students coming from other parts of the world had a nice meeting with Mr. Pressimone and his family. The point of this rather informal meeting, according to the president, was to appreciate international students who left everything behind in their country and came to Fontbonne for their desired education.
The meeting was full of colors as there are many students from Vietnam, Japan, China, India, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, etc. and some of them even put on their traditional costumes.
Gigi (left) from Thailand
Yuvaraj from India
Maho (left) from Japan and Thao (right) from Vietnam
All the staff and current students show extreme hospitality and care for the new foreign students. There was almost no barrier of differences that stopped everyone to become friends. People came from different countries and background, but the dinner was fun and warm.