The Multicultural Center (MCC) is the multicultural programming body and racial/ethnic advocacy voice for the campus community, which also supports 10 registered cultural student organizations. As an international student from China, cultural barrier is one of my main concerns here in America. MCC is one of places I love most on campus, where I can meet friends who have similar cultural backgrounds as I do and join activities to get to know about other cultures.
As a freshman representative of CSA (Chinese Student Association) at MCC, I got pretty involved in the school activities. Besides the weekly club meetings, we have held lots of events to celebrate Chinese traditions such as “Chinese Cultural Show”, “Egg puff fundraiser”, “Bubba Night” and so on.
Also, I have attended other club’s activities as well, such as APSU’s (Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union) Night Market. This was a night market event at Locatelli where there were clubs selling their traditional food, such as Egg puffs for Chinese club, Kimchi fried rice for Korean club, spring rolls for Vietnam club and so on. Also, there were shows where people perform their songs in their own language or traditional dances. That was a lot of fun. It was not only an event that brings people together but also celebrates and appreciates each other’s cultures.