The International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Southern Mississippi organizes International Food Festivals annually every spring semester. Keeping the Fulbright mission in mind I have represented the Sultanate of Oman at this festival by designing a poster that provides a brief introduction to Oman with major highlights about the country. Since this was a food festival, some Omani homemade sweets were also served to the guests and visitors.
A total of twenty countries from around the world have participated at this on-campus event and over 300 visitors from the university and the community surrounding it have joined to taste different varieties of food and learn about new nations from their country representatives. This event also had media coverage from channels such as WDAM and WLOX.
The main objective of this event, according to Barbara Jackson, an administrator at the International Student and Scholar Services, is for the international students and scholars to showcase their homelands by preparing native food samples for the local community.
Najeem Al Balushi is an Omani Fulbrighter pursuing an MPH at the University of Southern Mississippi.