Global Engagement Day Spring 2016

Global Engagement Day is one of my favorite days because there are numerous opportunities for GEF members to spend time with one another. It is a day to take a break from classes and exams and catch up with friends and get involved with international events! Unfortunately, I was unable to attend all of the […]


Wadjda–the story of a young girl in an Islamic country

Firstly, I would like to thank Sarah Smallwood for arranging this movie night at Gray Owl Coffee and thank Gray Owl Coffee for allowing us to set up  this event at their location. Wadjda is a Saudi Arabian film that showcases a small part of the life of an eleven-year-old Saudi girl. She struggles to fully express […]

Open Mic at Second Wind Cafè

Tonight I had the opportunity of meeting some new GEF members and reuniting with some good friends I had not seen in months! I really enjoyed the stories of those who chose to share them; however,  Hannah’s story really made me feel warm inside and even sparked my interest to visit Tanzania sometime in the […]

Cactus Tasting

I attended a cactus tasting event in Hester hall today. The room was packed with people and there was a table set up in the front, where different cactus dishes/drinks were being prepared. We first watched a video about how cactus is prepared and the different ways it can be eaten. Here’s a short video: […]

Concepts of Beauty Around the World

It is no surprise that like many other things in the global community, beauty also has its own definition in different regions around the world.  During an international event, a few international students, both undergraduate and graduate, talked for fifteen minutes or so about what physical traits are considered attractive in their counties–France, India, South […]

Farsi Fridays

After many attempts throughout the past two semesters, Elena and I finally attended Farsi Fridays today! The majority of the students were Persian with the exception of one or two students. Marjan, the leader of this event and the Persian language instructor at OU, prepared some black tea for the group and offered everyone a […]

Mr. and Miss International OU 2015

Mr. and Miss International OU  is a pageant program for international students on campus. This program was presented by the International Advisory Committee (IAC) on February 19th, 2015. There were a total of eleven contestants from Afghanistan, India, Swaziland, France, Austria, Jordan, South Africa, and Venezuela. All the contestants had to participate in a cultural attire fashion […]

International Student Game Night

The International Student Game Night was hosted by the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. There were snacks and many entertaining games available to the students. I met several international students and played a game called Taboo. It was actually my first time playing this game. After a few rounds of playing, […]

Latin Ball Fiesta

The University of Oklahoma’s Latin Ball Fiesta was such a fun experience. I attended this event with a friend of mine and I met several other people throughout the night as well! During the first hour or so of the event, there were dance lessons taught by Roberto Lay. Everyone learned a few dance moves […]