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International Day at RMIT Vietnam

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 22:50
RMIT Vietnam Dance Club performs on stage
Both local and exchange students are trying the famous Vegemite
Nhảy Sạp - A traditional Vietnamese dance

Vietnamese bamboo dance, American football and Korean paper game Ddakji were all part of the celebrations of cultural diversity at RMIT Vietnam’s International Day held at Saigon South on 25 April 2014.

Run by the Student Engagement Office for the first time, the theme of the event "Play in Diversity, Live in Unity" was incorporated throughout the many displays, activities and games on offer for students and staff.

Other activities included football from Australia, paper game fuku warai and wooden toy Kenama from Japan, mini hockey from Canada plus hopscotch from France.

The event brought together international and local students to celebrate the many cultures from across the world which make up the diverse RMIT Vietnam community.

As well as activities and games, the displays from Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Korea, the United States and Vietnam showcased traditions, food, language and clothing.

RMIT Vietnam's Global Mobility Coordinator Nhat Dang said the event recognised the diversity of Vietnam's first international university.

"It's an opportunity for students and staff to share in the customs, cuisine, geography, historical events as well as the artistic and scientific achievements of their home country," Nhat Dang said.

"With 27 countries represented at RMIT Vietnam across students and staff, the event truly celebrates and recognises diversity and unity in action."

Over 700 people attended the International Day, which ended with live performances by student clubs.