On Sunday, April 12, the Office of International Student Services collaborated with the No Boundaries Club to perform a “Global Talent and Fashion Show” to an audience of over 100 residents of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.
Sajid Amir, a senior computer engineering major from Bangladesh, and Anh Bui, a sophomore biology major from Vietnam, served as the Masters of Ceremonies.
The event kicked off with a dance in the style of Bollywood, followed by an Ethiopian dance. Then, various fashions of Europe, specifically Spain, Holland, Norway, Germany and Switzerland, were modeled by Elizabethtown College students.
Nathan Copros, a first-year engineering major from France, performed “Fantasy impromptu” by Chopin. Then, Haoran Zhao, a sophomore business major from China, and Jim Song, a senior international business major from China/Cambodia, performed a duet.
The fashion of the Middle East, specifically Jordan, and the fashion of India, Vietnam and Japan, were separated by a Norwegian mountain dance.
Japanese poetry was read by Kintaro Minami, of Japan, and Holly Stegna, a first-year Japanese and international business major.
The event concluded with a piano solo by Minh Pham, a sophomore computer engineering major from Vietnam, and a Scottish Highland dance performed by junior occupational therapy major Jenna Nguyen.
According to Kristi Syrdahl, director of International Student Services, the show was a “huge success,” and the students were invited to return at any time. “The audience laughed, applauded and had a good time.”