Hun School Celebrates International Week with Wide Array of Cultural Activities
International Week, which took place from April 21 – 27th, is a community wide celebration of culture, featuring activities, presentations, and of course, food. International Week gave Hun students, faculty, and parents from all over the world an opportunity to share their cultural traditions with one another. International Week is organized and sponsored by the Cultural Competency Committee.
The week began Sunday evening with an International Pageant, featuring students carrying flags from the twenty-two different nations they represent. Throughout the week, The Hun School community enjoyed an international food tasting; a Korean barbecue; Russian dancers; a Caribbean dinner; Brazilian Carnivale; and a Hun observance of the National Day of Silence on April 27th in support of the LGBTQ community.
International week is intended to bring the community together, while celebrating differences.
“Through food, dance, presentations, and other events, we let students share the parts of themselves and their cultures that are most salient to them,” said Director of Cultural Competence and Global Diversity Otis Douce. “It also lets us help students bridge the gap from home to Hun, allowing this space to feel more like the communities they left behind.”
During the week, the Hun community can “think about what it means to be a place where cross-cultural dialogues and interactions occur. We (try) to get as many students involved in the planning as possible. It is the biggest week of the year, in terms of the number of programs run and the number of students, faculty, and staff who take part,” continued Mr. Douce.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.