‘Go Global!’ International Fair Coming Next Week to SUNY JCC

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SUNY Jamestown Community College

International students at SUNY Jamestown Community College will showcase the cultures, languages, and food from their home countries during the annual “Go Global!” International Fair that begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 15 in the Scharmann Theatre, located on the second floor of the Sheldon Center on the Jamestown Campus.

Sukanya Burman Dance begins the day with a performance of “The Bayadere — The Past, Present, and Future.” The company uses a mixture of classical Indian and modern dance to explore the story of three generations of women living in pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial times.

“Each character has a monologue where they share a story of their unique experience as culture bearers,” said Rudi Andalora, project manager for Global Learning at JCC. “The show takes the audience on a journey through lived experiences using music, poetry, and dance.”

The celebration continues at 10:20 a.m. with an international student panel discussion on cultural expression, followed by rotating breakout sessions through noon in the Weeks Reception Hall in the Sheldon Center.

Lunch options in the Jayhawk Café that day include coconut curry, peanut stew, kimchi, and tres leches.

From noon to 1:30 p.m., international students from Nigeria, New Zealand, South Africa, Turkmenistan, India, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Spain, Italy, and Japan will be in the Student Union with presentations to share with attendees.

“JCC is so fortunate to have students from all over the world,” Andalora said. “We welcome all individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in international education, study abroad, and exchange activities to join us in this celebration.”