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International party kicks off the semester on a festive note

MU’s international community and student body celebrated the beginning of the spring 2016 semester with a party on the first floor of the Student Center Feb. 6. An International Student Welcome event is held each semester to help new students get to know — and share their culture with — international and American classmates. In fall 2015 Mizzou welcomed a record 2,990 international students to Mizzou, with the largest number coming from China.

Attended of the International Welcome Party exchange a high-five over a table filled with food and souvenirs. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Attendees of the International Welcome Party exchange a high-five over a table filled with food and souvenirs. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Nasyitah Indra joined several other members of the Malaysian Student Organization at the International Welcome Party on Saturday, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

Nasyitah Indra joins several other members of the Malaysian Student Organization. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

The Bangladesh Student Association joined together for a group picture at the International Welcome Party at the MU Student Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

The Bangladesh Student Association joins together for a group picture. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

(Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

Students from Bangladesh display dolls and jeweled boxes. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

The Japanese Student Association joined several other countries at the International Welcome Party at the MU Student Center on Saturday, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

The Japanese Student Association joins several other countries at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

Japanese origami paper crane were on display. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Japanese origami paper cranes are on display. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Ikezawa Shingo and Yakima Morishima hand out sushi to visitors on behalf of the Japanese Student Association. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

Ikezawa Shingo and Yakima Morishima hand out sushi to visitors on behalf of the Japanese Student Association. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

Students serve homemade Japanese sushi rolls. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Students serve homemade Japanese sushi rolls. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

The Adnan family supported friends of the Bangladesh Student Association at the International Welcome Party on Saturday, February 6, 2016. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman)

The Adnan family supports friends in the Bangladesh Student Association. Photo by Morgan Lieberman.

Malaysian Ringgits on display at the International Welcome Party.

Malaysian Ringgits on display at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Nisa Ismail, member of the Malaysian Student Association, serves food to an attendee of the International Welcome Party.

Nisa Ismail, a member of the Malaysian Student Association, serves food to an attendee of the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Dewi Endah Kharismawati, member of the Missouri International Student Council, aerates an Earth inflatable. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Dewi Endah Kharismawati, a member of the Missouri International Student Council, aerates an Earth inflatable. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Anes Ouadou and Fis Malësori converse during the International Welcome Party. Ouadou is a Fulbright scholar from Algeria and Malësori is an MBA student from Kosovo. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Anes Ouadou and Fis Malësori converse during the International Welcome Party. Ouadou is a Fulbright scholar from Algeria, and Malësori is an MBA student from Kosovo. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Food is on hand for party attendees. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of the Vietnamese Student Association serve traditional foods to guests of the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of the Vietnamese Student Association serve traditional foods to guests of the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

MU students fill their plates with traditional Thai food. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

MU students fill up on traditional Thai food and drinks. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Parihan and Leila Zahra spend time with family and friends at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Parihan and Leila Zahra spend time with family and friends at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Nana Kizaki displays a handmade lion which she is in the process of crocheting. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Nana Kizaki displays a handmade lion which she is in the process of crocheting. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Sadia Aketer and Mouly Shahreen pose for a photo at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Sadia Aketer and Mouly Shahreen pose for a photo at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of Lambda Theta Pi, a Latin fraternity on campus, serve traditional dishes to attendees. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of Lambda Theta Pi, a Latin fraternity on campus, serve traditional dishes to attendees. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of Kappa Pi Beta, an Asian American-founded service and social fraternity on campus, share a meal at the welcome party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of Kappa Pi Beta, an Asian-American-founded service and social fraternity on campus, share a meal at the welcome party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

The Bangladesh Student Association shares traditional dishes with fellow MU students. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

The Bangladesh Student Association shares traditional dishes with fellow MU students. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of the Taiwanese Student Association pose for a photo at the International Welcome Party.

Members of the Taiwanese Student Association pose for a photo at the International Welcome Party. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of the Cultural Association of India pose for a photo. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

Members of the Cultural Association of India pose for a photo. Photo by Hanna Yowell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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