On Friday, January 31st, the Culture Shock Club invited John Carroll students to their Around the World Fair. Hosted in the Media Center, this all day event had a great turnout and introduced John Carroll students to a variety of countries, cultures, and foods. Members of the club worked in pairs or small groups to research and create presentations on countries of their interest and ten countries were represented: Russia, France, Ireland, Kenya, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Chad, Columbia, and North Korea.
International students showed their interest in learning and teaching during this event. Since attending, many of them have expressed interest in finding additional ways to introduce local students to the cultures representative of the eleven home countries of our international students.Dressed in a costume native to her home country of South Korea,
Grace Lee teaches a group of students about North KoreaBetty Shen of China finds the presentation on Egypt to be very interesting.
Honduran student Stephania Ortega and Japanese student Kosuke Mihake attend a presentation on Cambodia together.
Th eCulture Shock Club is always looking for new ways to bring cultural understanding and diversity to the John Carroll community. Meetings are Tuesday afternoons in Room 124.