World Fusion Fest
One Week. One World. One Drexel
Monday April 15 - Friday April 19
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Handschumacher Dining Center
Drexel Dining Hall Services presents a culinary tour of the world, featuring the cuisine of different continents or regions at the Passport 500 station. Enjoy your favorite ethnic foods, or try something new.
Creese Student Center Lobby
Sit back, relax and be taken to another land without leaving the comfort of the Creese Student Center. Enjoy recordings from numerous cultures as we set the stage for our week-long celebrations. Sit, relax and enjoy! Sing along if you like.
Faces Of Drexel - Inside Out Project
James E. Marks Intercultural Center Gallery
Come and see the diversity of Drexel! This project features the lives and experiences of international students, staff, and faculty in photos and captions.
Pinpoint Your Heritage
- 4/15 1:00 - 3:00 - Creese Student Center Lobby
- 4/16 1:00 - 3:00 - Race Street
- 4/17 1:00 - 3:00 - Mario Statue
- 4/18 1:00 - 3:00 - Recreation Center Lobby
- 4/19 1:00 - 3:00 - Creese Student Center Lobby
Show us where you come from in this interactive display. A map of the world will be on display throughout Drexel's campus allowing students, faculty, and staff to pinpoint their family's origin
Monday April 15
Coffee And Culture
Sponsored by ISSS and The Office of Equality and Diversity
9:00 - 10:30 AM - Bossone Research Center 3rd Floor Atrium
World Fusion Fest Opening Ceremony. An opportunity to welcome the Drexel community to World Fusion Fest over international coffee, tea, and breakfast, and introduce the array of activities that will take place throughout the week. Culture and Coffee is open to the entire Drexel community.
Festival Of Nations
12:00 - 2:00 PM - Lancaster Walk (Rain location: Recreation Center)
Come see what Drexel's international student organizations have to offer! A diverse array of international student organizations will each showcase their culture through food, games, and activities.
Nutrition Secrets From Around The World
Sponsored by the Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance
12:00 - 2:00 PM - Recreation Center Lobby
CINP will offer information about foods used in regions’ cuisines and the health benefits. CINP will provide recipes from various regions, so guests can experiment cooking the food in their homes.
Sponsored by Drexel International Business Association
5:00 PM - TBA
Well-known etiquette speaker Lyudmila Bloch will introduce Drexel students to the do's and don't's of business etiquette as well as helpful tips on what to do in unfamiliar situations. The dinner will consist of three courses served in connection to the discussion.
Sponsored by the English Language Center
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Bossone Research Center 3rd Floor Atrium
Come enjoy a variety of games including Jeopardy, Hopscotch, and a Relay Race, just to name a few!
Tuesday April 16
Learning To Manage Our Stress
Sposnored by The Counseling Center
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Fitness Plaza (behind the Recreation Center)
This workshop is designed to introduce you to mindfulness strategies and relaxation techniques to incorporate into everyday life. Relaxation is invaluable for maintaining your health and well-being, and repairing the toll that stress takes on your mind and body. Almost everyone can benefit from learning mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Find Your Destination . . . Study Abroad And Coop Abroad
Sponsored by the Study Abroad Office, Steinbright Career Development Center, and Office of International Programs
4:00 - 6:00PM - James E. Marks Intercultural Center Gallery
Come and learn about the many exciting study abroad and international coop options available to Drexel students. Representatives for the Study Abroad Office and Steinbright Career Development Center as well as students who participated in these programs will be available to answer questions and share their experiences.
Sponsored by Drexel Athletics
5:45 - 6:45 PM - Recreation Center Basketball Courts
International-themed Zumba class.
One Day Without Shoes
Sponsored by TOMS Campus Club at Drexel University
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Lancaster Walk
April 16th marks International Without Shoes Day. Learn about TOMS and thier mission during a shoe-less picnic. Picnic blankets will be provided along with craft activities, games, and snacks.
Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Interfaith Council
8:30 - 10:00 PM - James E. Marks Intercultural Center MPR (basement)
The Drexel community is invited to read and share poems that they enjoy, have special cultural meaning, or that they have written themselves.
Wednesday April 17
Sponsored by Drexel Athletics
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Recreation Center: Group Ex Studio 216
Business Operations in China
Presented by Drexel NAAAP and LeBow College of Business
1:00 - 2:00 PM - MacAlister 2019
Panel discussion featuring Tom Fung, Chairman of NAAAP Philadelphia's Board of Directors.
International Food Festival
12:00 - 2:00 PM - Behrakis Grand Hall (Creese Student Center)
The Drexel community is invited to the highlight of World Fusion Fest. Guests will enjoy food from all continents along with a variety of games and activities.
Books and Bagels
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate Student Association, and Student Affairs Center City
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Center City Campus - Bellet Building
Books and Bagels is a monthly event featuring presentations of their research from several Drexel graduate students. This month's Books and Bagels features presentations on global topics. Lunch will be provided.
Albanian Movie Night
Sponsored by the Albanian Student Association
6:00 - 8:30 PM - North Hall 6th Floor MPR
Drexel's Albanian Student Association will be showing the film "The Foregiveness in Blood." Refreshments will be served and a Q&A session will follow the showing.
Thursday April 18
How to Deal: Communication Among Residents Of Differing Cultures
Sponsored by The Counseling Center and Residence Life
1:00 - 2:00 PM - North Hall MPR
Representatives from Counseling, Residence Life and international RAs will discuss conflicts that can arise in the residence halls between international and domestic students. RAs will share stories and personal experiences, and staff will give advice on how to resolve conflicts efficiently.
Club Sports Clinic
Sponsored by Drexel Athletics
6:00 - 7:00 PM - The Armory
Participants have the opportunity to learn how to play international sports such as cricket, badminton, and table tennis.
South East Asian Dinner and Game Night
6:00 - 8:00 PM - TBA
Cultural dinner and game night presented by several South East Asian Student Organizations.
Sponsored by the Drexel Salsa Club
8:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Main Building Lobby
Come learn Salsa dancing and have a blast. Refreshments will be provided.
Friday April 19
The World In Focus
Sponsored by Student Affairs Center City and International Student Scholar Services
12:00 - 1:30 PM - Center City Student Lounge
Reception and unveiling of winning photos from the "World in Focus" photo competition. Lunch will be served.
Dessert & Drinks
4:00 - 5:30 PM - MacAlister Hall Sky View Room
Closing ceremony to reflect on the week's events. Guests will enjoy international desserts and beverages.