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International students host Taste of the Nations

February 17, 2011 : Allison Cundiff/Liberty University News Service

More than 1,400 Liberty University students, faculty, staff and visiting mission representatives packed the Schilling Center Wednesday night for the Taste of the Nations international food tasting.

The event, now in its sixth year, was organized by Liberty’s Office of International Student Services and was part of Missions Emphasis Week.

“It brings the U.S. together with all the different countries from around the world,” said Sharon Bloomfield, associate director of admissions for graduate and international students. “Americans get to sample foods from other parts of the world and international students get a chance to prepare their food and showcase it to some Americans.”

There are currently 912 international students enrolled at Liberty.

China, Haiti, Korea, Ecuador, India, Thailand, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Burkina, and the United States were among the 21 countries represented at Taste of the Nations.

“You get to know other cultures and also you get to experience what other people think about your food -- because for you it’s really good, but you don’t know what other people think,” said Joy Huertas, a freshman international student from Colombia. “This was a really good experience and a really good thing Liberty does.”

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