Traverse the globe simply by walking around campus--no passport required! From 4:30-6:30 pm on November 16th, five residence halls on WKU's campus will transform into six countries and regions of the world, and you're cordially invited to tour them all. Begin your journey at any featured hall. Each lobby will feature cultures, traditions, activities, and cuisines from their adopted country. Try your hand at a traditional Mongolian game, listen to the sounds of Scotland, learn how to barter at a Moroccan souk, or sample Uyghur "big plate chicken"!
This event is free and open to the community.
Scotland Bemis Hall
“Ceud mìle fàilte -or- a hundred thousand welcomes! Join us in Bemis hall and learn more about modern and historical Scotland. Immerse yourself in a virtual reality climb of the Cuillin Ridge, fly over the Edinburgh castle from a bird’s eye view, or see Loch Ness and try to spot Nessie. Snack on Scottish scones and tea while you learn more about the clans, find your family tartan, and have a photo shoot with Scottish themed photo props.
Morocco Barnes Hall
Rock the Casbah and come visit Morocco! While learning about Morocco's royal tradition, try some of the country's famous hot tea. Can you pour the tea at an arms-length without spilling and create the most bubbles? That's the Moroccan way! Warm up your evening with a hot bowl of Harira soup with flat bread as you travel into the souk and learn to barter for traditional Moroccan wares like turbans and carpets. Lastly, no trip to Morocco would be complete without a lesson about the “ship of the desert,” —the camel— and how it travels the Sahara.
Mongolia and Xianjiang Province Keen Hall
Experience parts of Asia that you may not have known: Mongolia and Xinjiang. Mongolia’s rich history reaches back to the times of Genghis Khan and is abound with beautiful landscapes stretching from the Altai Mountains to the Gobi Desert. Observe vibrant, traditional clothing, play your hand at Mongolian household games, and learn about the rich history of Mongolia. Pivot over to China’s largest province, Xinjiang, and become enthralled by the Uyghur culture. As a first stop the Silk Road, learn traditional Uyghur cultural dances, see beautiful traditional clothing, nibble on Uyghur cuisine and drink, and receive your own “evil eye” to protect you on your travels. Become a part of two smaller pieces of the large puzzle of the Asian continent: Mongolian and Uyghur culture.
South Korea Pearce Ford Tower
Crown yourself the karaoke king or queen in one of Seoul’s Noraebangs (karaoke rooms). Go Gangnam Style as you dance along to Korea’s major cultural export: Korean pop music, better known as K-pop. Saunter through the 100 year old Gwangjang Market as you snack on Korean street food and sip sujeonggwa, a Korean cinnamon punch. Uncover the hidden meaning behind Korean symbols present in everyday life while making traditional handheld fans. Try your hand in an ultimate game of trivia, testing your knowledge on all things Korean from traditional ideals to contemporary trends.
Spain Hugh Poland Hall
Experience Spanish culture by having a break in your day with Tapas (Spanish appetizers) and friends. As you learn about the history and modern-day customs of Spain you can capture a photo for the memories with Spanish-themed photo props. End your day with Spanish music and sangria.
Participants will be entered to win:
1 $100 book scholarship provided by the
Office of International Programs