On Thursday, September 27, the French Game Night took place in Hollander 229 from 7 to 8:30 PM. Students sat at five tables with different card games on set up on each one of them: “Jungle Speed”, “Salade de Cafards”, “Taboo”, “La Bataille Corse” and “Le président”.
Students and friends of Elementary Italian class prepare a feast with Professor Michele Monserrati, “Cena mediterranea: sapori e colori del Mediterraneo.”
Annual Talent Show is a tradition of the Russian Department at Williams. Every year each course group, as well as some individuals often in cooperation with Russian TA, come up with performances of different kinds. Talent Show 2018 turned out to be one of the best thanks to our students’ initiatives and the Department’s support!
Come and celebrate the Lunar New Year with Chinese faculty, LFs/TA, and students! There will be Chinese food, and fun activities with some great raffle prizes. Hosted by CASO, Asian Studies and Dining Services. Tuesday, February 20 from 5 – 8 pm in Mission Dining Hall.
Williams has a unique program in the Republic of Georgia, which offers students the opportunity to engage in three-week-long internships in a wide variety of fields. Our students have helped in humanitarian relief organizations like Save the Children, interned in journalism at The Georgian Times, taught unemployed women computer skills at The Rustavi Project, documented wildlife, studied with a Georgian photographer, done rounds at the Institute of Cardiology, and learned about transitional economies at the Georgian National Bank. In addition to working in their chosen fields, students experience Georgian culture through museum visits, concerts, lectures, meetings with Georgian students, and excursions. Visit the sacred eleventh-century Cathedral of Sveti-tskhoveli and the twentieth-century Stalin Museum, take the ancient Georgian Military Highway to ski in the Caucasus Range, see the birthplace of the wine grape in Kakheti and the region where Jason sought the Golden Fleece. Participants are housed in pairs with English-speaking families in Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital city. At the end of the course, students will write a 10-page paper assessing their internship experience.
Language TAs and Fellows, professors, staff, students and families celebrated International Education Week 2017 by socializing over a meal and engaging with cultures. Mission Park Dining Hall accommdated the crowds in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.
On the evening of Friday, November 3, 2017 the fourth cultural event of the fall semester was headed by the Spanish TA’s. It was about “Día de Todos los Santos” and “Día de los Muertos”. An explanation of “All saints day” (Spainish and Puerto Rican celebration) and “The Day of the dead” (Méxican celebration) was provided to the students. The students interacted with a Mexican altar and they were introduced to its different elements. The altar was dedicated to the victims of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and México and the students participated in this activity by reading it. At the end of the event the students tasted the traditional pan de muerto (bread dead), tamales, huesos de santos and hot chocolate.
On October 18, Williams College celebrated its Oktoberfest at Whitmans’ Dining Hall in homage to the world’s largest Volksfest, usually held from mid-September to the first week of October in Munich. In collaboration with Whitmans’ Dining Hall, the German Department provided an authentic insight into Bavarian culture and its traditional food to the whole Williams community.
The Arabic Cooking Club invited the members of the Moroccan and Indonesian Think Tanks to dinner. They were on campus for the Ghana ThinkTank – WCMA collaboration, and the three Moroccans, Nadia, Mariam and Mehdi, immediately jumped in to prepare couscous, almond biscuits, and Moroccan mint tea with students.