THE Philippine Embassy joined international student groups, academic departments, administrative offices, and other embassies in Washington, D.C. at the 2017 Global Fest to promote the beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines as well as local made goodies.
During the event, different booths were set up at the Pryz Great Room of the Catholic University of America (CUA) on Wednesday to capture the sights, sounds, and tastes of global cultures through cultural displays, performances, and food samples from around the world.
For this year’s event, the Philippine Embassy set up a booth showcasing Philippine-made products -- biscuits, candies and corn nuts -- and displayed country information materials while playing a video presentation of some of the most exciting tourism destinations in the country.
CUA undergraduate students, including several Filipino-American students, visited the Philippine booth to try and enjoy the locally made goodies and watch the tourism video presentation.
Prior to the opening of the Global Fest, CUA organized a short program to welcome the participating embassies and other organizations to the event.
“We are very privileged to be in Washington, D.C. with our very strong international community. And for that reason I am very grateful for your presence today because you are part of this team of making international relations possible at Catholic University,” Dr. Mario Ortiz, CUA’s Associate Provost for International Affairs, said in his welcome remarks.
“Recruiting internationally brings a huge dose of diversity to the campus, and diversity in so many ways -- ethnic diversity, religious diversity. Being a Catholic university, the idea that you can bring students with different backgrounds, different ideas, and different religious practices into campus is a huge bonus for the students,” said James Dewey-Rosenfield, dean of Undergraduate Admissions.