Global Getups: International club students flaunt various fashions (VIDEO)

Bobby Shipman

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International club students showed off their global outfits Monday at the International Fashion Show and Reception. Photo by Alyssa Smith/The Shield

USI students flaunted global fashions from Ghana to Saudi Arabia Monday at Carter Hall during the International Fashion Show and reception.

The show kicked off National International Education week, and had students twirling and stomping the catwalk to songs like “Diva” by Beyoncé.

Senior psychology major Ariel Crenshaw sported an authentic traditional dress from Ghana.

“I actually got it made on my second trip there that I was able to go (on) through the international office here,” Crenshaw said.

“I believe international education and stud abroad is very influential,” she said. “When a person goes to study abroad they learn more about themselves and they learn to experience different things than what they’re used to.”

She said it gives students experience to learn how to deal with situations at work in which they might run into people who are different from them.

Jaoa Fiche wore a white top with gold embellishments representing the “high society” attire of India, he said.

After the show International Club members wished Heidi Gregori-Gahan, Assistant Provost for the Center of International Programs, happy birthday.

“She is our mom here, she helps us with everything,” Fiche said. “Every problems we have, she’s the one that solves them: in housing meals, selecting courses, everything.”

USI’s International Club and Center for International Programs will end the week with Dance Around the Worldfrom 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the RFWC.

Senior psychology major Ariel Crenshaw poses in her hand-made dress from Ghana. Photo by Alyssa Smith/The Shield

Senior psychology major Ariel Crenshaw poses in her hand-made dress from Ghana.
Photo by Alyssa Smith/The Shield

Junior biology and geology double major and Preseident of the International Club Gisel Fernandez will teach various dances throughout the evening such as the Salsa and the Merengue.

“Basically, we are going to have dances from all around the world. We are having African dances, Venezuelan, Brazilian, Spanish, and there’s kind of like a hip-hip one that we are also going to have,” Fernandez said. “It’s just going to be a lot of fun and everyone is welcome.”

Fernandez will also teach well known dances like the Macarena and The Wobble.

The night will have various food from around the globe like Thai cuisine.

“It’s going to be like a party but you are also learning about different cultures,” she said.

The event is free and tudents need to bring their student IDs to get in and their International Education Week passport to be entered to win a $500 airline gift card.

“Not many people know much about other countries and their cultures. Most people know the name of a country and that’s it,” Fernandez said. “But we like to shows our roots and what we usually do. It just brings a lot of countries together. And I think it is just a very informative, but also fun, way to show it instead of just having power points and lectures.”


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