Hundreds of international students share culture and customs

Chinese students demonstrate calligraphy

Chinese calligraphy, Afro-Caribbean crafts and Spanish dancing were all on show at ‘Around the World in One Day’ – an event for University of Portsmouth international students to share their countries’ culture and customs.

Over 250 students from all over the world gathered in the University’s Third Space for the event, to show off their food, music, national costume, arts and craft, and dance.

This is the sixth year running the event has been organised by the University’s International Office. Students represented nearly 30 countries including Bangladesh, Estonia, Japan, Oman, Kenya and the Philippines.

A Romanian student joins in the fun

International Director, Joe Docherty, said: “The University has nearly 4000 international students from over 100 countries studying at the University who bring cultural diversity and international connectivity to our City. It’s wonderful to see them gather together at such a vibrant event.”

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Vietnamese students

International Fellowship of Christian Students’ choir

A student from Bangladesh

Traditional dance of Nepal

Vietnam bamboo dance

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  1. Brilliant event, thanks to all those who worked hard to put this event on

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