Experience the cultures of the World
Multicultural Week PV
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 January 14 until January 17, 2014, the Taiwan Culture 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.
Hello and welcome to Taiwan Culture Week 2014. We are honored to have this opportunity to share Taiwan’s charms with everyone at APU.
Taiwan is a small island country that is about the same size as Kyushu, but our culture is so splendidly diverse that we want to share it with the world. Our culture is a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and aboriginal Taiwanese cultures, but over the last hundred years or so, we have cultivated and combined all of these elements to create the culture of today’s Taiwan.
This year, we are proud to present you a picture of modern Taiwan with some traditional twists. On Tuesday, we will perform a popular modern dance in a traditional style parade. In the cafeteria, we will be offering traditional rice and noodles plus a famous Taiwanese dessert. Finally, in the Grand Show, our members will blend several amazing dances with a stage drama. We promise to show you the best that Taiwan has to offer, so be sure to stop by and experience Taiwan with us this week.