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Dine & Discover: Jamaica - Recap

January 24, 2019

Twenty-five students were “transported” to Jamaica by way of 48th Street Grille, located in West Philadelphia. In a continuing collaboration between the Office of Global Engagement and International Scholars and Students Services, the Dine & Discover series encourages domestic and international students to share a meal, family-style. Besides meeting new people and trying new foods, students have the opportunity to learn some specifics about the country's food and culture.

Chef and owner Carl Lewis spent time explaining the significance of the dishes that students ate, and described his home country of Jamaica as a place where people from all over the world get along and learn from each other. He explained that in such a diverse place, aspects of cuisi Chef and owner Carl Lewis ne and culture mingle.

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Chef and owner Carl Lewis speaks to Drexel students at 48th Street Grille

Students were provided with discussion questions, which encourage them to discuss their own cultural backgrounds and intercultural experiences.

The Dine & Discover event series runs once per quarter and each will feature a new country. To stay up to date with the latest Dine & Discover events, follow the Office of Global Engagement and International Scholars and Students Services on Facebook, and sign up for the OGE quarterly newsletter.


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Bean and rice with Cabbage