On November 30, 2016 students and staff of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management celebrated the second International Day of the year. The event is organised by the student initiative FS Buddies together with Frankfurt School’s International Office and is a means to strengthen diversity and intercultural relations at the business school. International students studying in one of Frankfurt School’s Bachelor, Master or MBA programmes or spending their semester abroad at the campus in Frankfurt, prepare food and beverages from their home countries. Other students and staff are welcome to try the culinary specialties and get to know the international students.
This year Bosnia, China, Columbia, Croatia, Egypt, India, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Korea and Taiwan were represented at the event.
Faith Achieng from Kenya is a Master in International Business student at Frankfurt School and participated in the International Day for the third time. “I love to cook and it is so much fun to get feedback from the other students on Kenyan food. In Germany people usually aren’t accustomed to spicy food so it’s great to be able to promote it a little bit”, she explained. Representing Japan was Takeshi Suenaga, who is an exchange student in the Bachelor programme. “I heard that I am the first Japanese student at Frankfurt School and so International Day is of course a great opportunity for people to get to know Japanese culture”, he said.