Everybody enjoys! International Day for NUS MBA Intake 2012

NUS MBA의 커뮤니티는 한국을 비롯해 중국, 인도,일본,미국, 파키스탄, 프랑스, 콜롬비아, 에콰도르, 핀란드 등 전 세계에서 온 학생들로 이루어져 있습니다. 그런만큼 각자의 문화를 소개하고 즐기는 International Day 행사는 무척이나 흥미로운 이벤트이기도 합니다. 올해에도 역시 다양한 문화를 접해볼 수 있는 좋은 기회였는데요. 가장 먼저 많은 이들의 관심을 끌었던 것은 전통의상이었습니다. 가장 인기를 끈 중국의 Mingyu! 두 아이의 엄마라는 것이 믿기지 않을 만큼 날씬한 몸매가 잘 어울리는 차이나 드레스로 많은 이들의 눈길을 사로잡았습니다. 갑자기 우리의 귀요미 Takumi 군도 유타카를 입고와서 join!

전통의상이라면 일본의 기모노가 빠질 수 없겠죠? 마침 정통 기모노와 유타카를 하나씩 사이좋게 입고온 Kaoruko & Kie. 전통 일본미인들의 자태를 보여주었습니다. 물론 저도 함께 사진을 찍을 수 있는 영광을 얻었지요!^^

No Ordinary Night

 

OneMBA.OneFamily. NUS MBA International Night 2011.

With the MBA family hailing from all over the world, there is much to learn and share. Our student blogger reports on the highly-anticipated NUS MBA International Day event.

October 3, 2011 started out just like any normal day. The freshies came to attend their Marketing and Finance core courses, the seniors on to their electives.  Groups went on to discuss reports and projects. But around 7 in the evening when the NUS MBA community converged to Kent Ridge Guild House, that’s when all the action happened. The MBAs let go of their laptops and readings and traded their casuals and formals for something more colorful. Folks, welcome to NUS MBA International Day 2011 (or shall we say, International Night 2011?)

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A Borderless Night: International day @ NUS

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Preeti Adhikary, an NUS MBA exchange student from Vancouver, shares her experience about International Day 2009.

Why do people come to Singapore on exchange? To travel, to learn about Asian cultures and to escape the cold are all logical answers. My reason is a bit personal and different. As an Asian who had spent many years in North America, I needed to reacquaint myself with Asia and Singapore seemed like the perfect location. However, charting unfamiliar territory is not always fun. Coming to a classroom full of strangers and sitting alone at lunch are not the experiences I had envisioned. After juggling mixed feelings and undergoing withdrawal symptoms, I finally decided to try to mingle and attend a social event. In hindsight, I realize this decision was the turning point of my exchange experience. As corny as it sounds, I feel at home at NUS now.

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International day 2008 – Salsa to Bhangra

International Day on the 20th of September was a time for the diverse MBA cohort to showcase their country’s distinct culture and heritage.

The first time I noticed the diversity of my MBA cohort was when I had my first Marketing meeting, the second time was during International Day. The event on the 20th of September was for everyone to showcase what their country was all about. The impending doom of the midterms didn’t stop all and sundry from attending the event. Continuing with the tradition every student came dressed up in their national attires.

The event kicked off with the team from China. We had the Chinese Opera followed by a rendition of a Chinese Love song. The attires and the voices were so beautiful and it was a breathtaking performance. I still remember a lunch I had more than a week before the event, with some of my Chinese peers, wherein they looked exhausted because they were practising for the International Day all morning. This dedication and commitment truly reflected in each of their performances.

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A totally new experience during Exchange

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Johnny Jetjirawat, an NUS MBA exchange student from the University of Southern California, shares his experience at International Day 2009.

International day was a very interesting event for me. I didn’t know what to expect at first. I didn’t even dress up because I thought it was going to be a small party with a few people in their national costumes. It is evident that I was so wrong.

It turned out to be a showcase party of our fellow students. I was impressed with the NUS students, being brave and courageous enough to go up on stage in front of hundreds to show their talents. Even many quiet students in my class were confident and expressive on the big stage. Bravo!!

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