Yesterday was International day. At the Assembly, starting at 11:10, students from 7 groups performed dances, sang songs, read poems and gave lectures regarding their unique cultural backgrounds.

    “I especially like the amount of talent these students show,” said the show’s director, Viviana Santos. “With only three days of practice, they can present such amazing talents.”

The main purpose of International Day is to let people learn other cultures that they haven’t really thought about. It is the time for people to celebrate the differences of their cultures, and appreciate what they have grown up with. The arts allow people to bond to each other. Even if people don’t understand each other’s languages, they can still feel the emotion that came from a variety of art forms.

International Day brings happiness. Why? Every student from Exeter celebrates, learns and teaches each other the passion they have for their culture.

After the performances came an International lunch with foods of many cultures. Smiles and laughter were shared. Food can bring happiness too. “Exeter is the place to go if you want to experience something different,” said Cydela Malo. “Everyone is here is unique in their own way and I am so happy I had the opportunity to be a part of the Exeter Summer School Program.”