Monday, May 5, 2014

International Festival 2013 and 2014 at Florida Institute of Technology

The International Festival at Florida institute of Technology is held every year in February. International students from all over the world represent their countries by wearing their own traditional clothes, serving food they usually eat in their home country, performing their own traditional dances, making presentation about their history and so on.

During my Fulbright journey I had the chance to participate in this festival twice (in 2013 and 2014) and represent my home country Iraq. I have to say it really gave me pleasure to do that, as we were a group of Iraqi students who worked together to prepare for this festival. American and non-American people were coming to our tent at the festival to see what we presented, and I believe the pictures say it all!

Iraqi traditional sweets - there were signs in front of each one to explain what the sweets were and free samples were given to the visitors. 

Iraqi flags and flowers were all are handmade and given to the visitors as a gift from the Iraqi students.

Part of the PowerPoint presentation. 

Me at our tent!

Rasha Al-Obaydi is an Iraqi Fulbrighter pursuing an M.S. in Civil Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology.

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