Global Initiative students hold annual Korean Culture Festival

By: Andrew Mees, Director of Institutional Communications and Campaign Marketing   

Bloomfield College students and staff came together to pay tribute to one of the world’s most fascinating cultures on May 4, as the institution’s Division of International Training and Professional Studies (ITPS) and its Global Initiative program held the eighth-annual Korean Culture Festival on the campus grounds.

“Each year our Festival grows to a new level, and gives our students a chance to convene their culture to American people,” said Vice President of Global Affairs and Professional Studies Peter Jeong. “It is wonderful to see how much pride our students take in this day, and how much support they receive from our community. It makes this event all the more special for them.”

Festival patrons were treated to authentic Korean cuisines, as well as performances that included a traditional Korean New Year’s Greeting, a “Fan Dance” performance and Korean pop music (K-pop) acts. All food and performances were prepared and performed by Bloomfield College students who hail from the highlighted nation.

Founded in 2003, Bloomfield’s International Students Program is comprised of students hailing from 35 countries, including Korea, France, China, Brazil and the Czech Republic. With the emergence of globalization in the field of higher education, the College has made significant strides in transforming the institution into a global academic destination.

“The Festival furthers our College’s mission by providing our students and the surrounding community with a hands-on multicultural experience, something we as an institution take great pride in,” said Jeong. “We thank everyone for attending, and we look forward to a ninth event in 2015.”

Click here to view our Flickr Photo Gallery of the 2015 Korean Culture Festival.

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