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Coffee klatch - Closeups
December 2012 Issue
UGA’s International Coffee Hour program marked its 40th anniversary with a special reception Sept. 21. The event included international teas, coffees and food items, student cultural displays, a global fashion show, and entertainment from around the world including a steel drum soloist, an Argentinian dance exposition and breakdancing. Food is a big part of the International Coffee Hour. Each hour highlights a different culture or nation and is sponsored by a registered student organization, university department or community agency. For the past four decades, UGA students, faculty, staff and members of the local community have gathered on campus each Friday to celebrate international cultural diversity. As of 2011 UGA enrolled more than 2,300 students from 121 foreign countries, with the largest contingents from China (512), South Korea (391) and India (273). International coffee hours have given the campus community an opportunity to learn about other cultures by sharing food, music, performance and conversation. Each week, a sponsoring student organization, university department …
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