Experience the cultures of the World
Every year during the spring (May-July) and fall semesters (November-January), APU hosts a series of Multicultural Weeks. During each week the spotlight is put on one of the many countries and regions represented on campus and that country’s culture and language are introduced and celebrated through a range of student-led events and activities.
Between 100 and 150 students take a central role and work together to create each of the Multicultural Weeks. A feature of these Weeks is the fact that approximately a third of Week participants are not native to the Week’s featured country or region. These non-native students work under the guidance of native students to become expert ambassadors for their culture. Through this event students learn how to develop a greater sense of pride in their native culture and a greater respect for others, while also acquiring the kinds of skills sought in global human resources including mutual understanding and decision making skills, initiative and the ability to work well as part of a diverse team.
From December 9 until December 13, 2013, the Sri Lankan Week was held at APU. A delicious array of traditional dishes was available on the cafeteria menu in addition to traditional dance and music performances held throughout the campus and the Grand Show held on the final day of the week.
Footage of the Grand Show was streamed live on the internet via Ustream. Please be sure to tune in and enjoy the colourful performances by APU’s multilingual and multicultural students.
For the third consecutive year, we are delighted to bring you an array of exciting events for Sri Lankan Week and show you the hospitality and warmth of the Sri Lankan people. Feel the vibes at the opening parade, tantalize your taste buds by trying our rice & curry and kottu at the Cafeteria, and cheer with us at the Tap Rugby tournament while dancing to our Baila beats. After that, come try on some of our traditional clothes and taste our world famous tea at the Sri Lankan Corner. And finally, come and discover the beauty of our island paradise island at the Grand Show, where you can take a glimpse into our rich history and the legacy of Sri Lanka .