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Students at a local community college used the universal language of food and sharing to bring the community together and promote understanding.

On Thursday, December 6th, members of Rowan College at Gloucester County’s (RCGC) English as a Second Language program held an International Culture and Food celebration to recognize the countries their enrolled students are from.

The event was designed to help promote understanding and communication about different cultures.

Forty-five students representing 20 different countries, including Bangladesh, China, Haiti, Iran, Mexico, and South Korea, wore cultural dress and shared artifacts, pictures, and music as they enjoyed the cuisine of the different countries.

During the event, each student received a small “passport” containing information about the countries being represented, as well as maps and common phrases.

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