April 02, 2014

Wentworth Goes Around the World

Guests to Watson Auditorium on March 27 were privy to a wide variety of culture and culinary delights as the Student Service Center presented Around the World 2014.

Created as a way to introduce members of the Wentworth community to the international flavor present on campus, Around the World featured students representing 13 different countries at various booths in the auditorium. Students adorned each booth with decorative items befitting their respective homelands, and guests had the chance to ask more about said countries while sampling native dishes.

“I want people to enjoy the culture and learn something new,” Silvia Colpani, ARCH ’16, said when asked what she hopes visitors will take away from the event. Colpani and Edoardo Bartolini, ELMC ’14, served pasta al forno (oven-baked pasta) and a pork dish at their Italy booth.

Other countries represented at the event included Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Venezuela, Vietnam, Switzerland, Senegal, Turkey, China, and Saudi Arabia. An exhibit was also on display showcasing recent travels taken by Wentworth students, including those through study abroad programs.

Nathan Ouellette, MECH ’15, calls America his homeland, but a recent study abroad at Lucerne University in Switzerland left him utterly charmed with the European country. He represented Switzerland at Around the World, offering visitors Swiss chocolate, as well as servings of rösti, a traditional dish that incorporates potatoes and bacon.

“I want people to recognize how beautiful the land is,” he said of Switzerland, “and that there is a really great culture there. That’s why I’m representing them today.”

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