International Potluck Dinner
There were different types of meat, salads, cakes, cookies and unclassifiable deserts. Everyone had a truly international dinner. Exchange student Pauline Pichard from France feels like her plate had travelled around the world.
"I’d say I had around 10 different dishes from 10 different countries on my plate, and I really enjoyed it, it was a great idea, and the atmosphere was really good," she said.
Dimas Mukhlas Tjitrodimedjo from Indonesia noticed that there were a lot of differences in how people around the world see food.
"There are big differences in how countries treat food. For instance, the Swiss use apples in their main courses while others use them only in desserts," said Tjitrodimedjo.
Of course, a few of the participants cheated and brought salami or cheese from their countries, but these little sandwich-snacks were also appreciated by the harsh judges-thousands of taste buds from all over the world.
The night ended with a quiz. Each question was about something significant to each nation present, and one truly had to work in teams of more than 4 nationalities to be able to answer. The results of the quiz are to be announced on the 12th of October, at the International Pub in Østsia.
Other events of the International Week included a dialogue meeting practically every day, screenings of films such as “Age of Stupid” or “Crude-the Real Price of Oil” at Cinemateket, courses for teachers, art exhibitions and a break dance battle on Saturday.