MBA Students Celebrate Cultures At International Festival

December 22, 2011 International Festival

The MBA Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its second-annual international festival Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

“It’s the biggest international social of the year,” said Lauren Grainger, associate director of the MBA program. From belly-dancing and zorba to kimchi and salade olivier, students, their families, and administrators celebrated the many cultures that comprise the MBA student body.
“Thirty-two percent our class are international students,” said Karan Sud (MBA ’13). “It’s great for all of us to come together and share our cultures’ food and traditions with one another-especially around the holidays.”
Flags, food, and fashion represented over 30 countries at the event attended by more than 400 students and staff. The night featured students performing a range of acts including Tae Kwon Do and Sambo, Hindu-infused Coldplay, and Taiwanese dancers in jumbo divinity.
Joseph Jang (MBA ’13) brought his family to the festival. “I wanted to share with them my school and classmates as [McDonough] is a home away from home for me,” he said. “It’s great to be here where all of our cultures and identities can be appreciated and welcomed.”
Georgetown McDonough’s Dean, David Thomas, joined the festivities as well. He tweeted that night: “Just left the #MSBGU Int'l Festival. Great food and entertainment and, most important, great spirit. Made me feel proud and blessed.”
-- Lamar Dawson