Category Archives: International evenings

Intercultural Night – Vietnam

Come at 8 pm to the bi-club to learn something about the culture of Vietnam. The dinner will be:
Menu 1: Bún chả (rice noodle, grilled ground pork)
with Nem (spring rolls)

Menu 2 (vegetarian): Bún chả chay (rice noodle, tofu)
with Nem chay (spring rolls)

Dessert: Chè hoa cau (mung bean pudding with coconut)

After dinner we will have a presentation and a cultural performance.

International Night: New Zealand

International Night New Zealand (photos by Chris, Alison Young, Abaconda Management Group & Smithonian's National Zoo, cc-by-nc-sa)This time we take you on a trip to the country of Kiwis (referring to the fruit and the bird as well as the people from New Zealand). Like always, there will be a selection of delicious typical food and a presentation, that will allow you a glance behind the scenes (aka stereotypes).

Furthermore, there will be a ‘Haka’ workshop (The ‘Haka’ is a traditional dance of the Māori people, the native inhabitants of New Zealand). Of course, you could also talk to ‘real’ Kiwis and get a personal insight, because at our university there are also students from New Zealand. See you on Monday!

Monday, 2 February 2015
8 pm at bi-Club
Entrance: 0,50 €/1,00 €

A road trip through the land of lochs, mountains and castles …

Be captured by the spirit of Scotland!

Flyer wanderlust lecture on ScotlandShortly before the exams you probably wish to take a rest somewhere else, at some place farther away than just a four-hour ride from Ilmenau. For saving money and time ISWI is offering the compromise which will let your mind wander to the pearls of Scotland.

You might associate this country with whisky, bagpipes, kilts, haggis (that very interesting Scottish dish), oil production, the sheep ‘Dolly’, rocks (the Highlands), lochs (the obligatory monster, aka ‘Nessie’, included) and a rough climate. [Some might even think of Irvine Welsh, Ewan McGregor and ‘Trainspotting’ or optionally Mel Gibson and ‘Braveheart’ – although Mel Gibson is no Scotsman.] But it is much more than that. 🙂

The student Fabian travelled together with his friend through Scotland for three weeks amongst a society being concerned about independence. He will take you on a journey to this delightful spot and share his impressions. Listen to the anecdotes, learn more about personal encounters and immerse yourself in the picturesque landscape for a couple of hours. (The presentation will be held in English.)

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
6.30 pm at bc-Club