International Pageant

On Thursday, February 6th in the Meacham Auditorium, the International Advisory Committee held the OU International Pageant. I decided to attend the event with my friend from Kampala, Uganda. At the event, the contestants competed against each other in different segments, showcasing their different cultures as well as personal talent and working on a platform with IAC to improve the lives of those in the community.

At the event, the contestants represented a wide variety of countries such as Russia, Myanmar, Mexico, Vietnam, Ghana, Ethiopia, and much more! There were different acts such as cultural attire, talent, and a questionnaire. All of the contestants were extremely confident in their abilities and really showed that they wanted to be the face of the international community here at OU. Unfortanelty, I had to leave early before I could see the announced winner, but I bet who won truly deserved the crown. Overall, each contestant did an amazing job with the performances.

International Student Night

Hey everyone! Long time no see! It is officially my second semester here at OU, and I am enjoying everything the university has to offer! I think this semester is already going better than the first, and I cannot wait to see what else is in store!

Recently, I hung out with one of my good friends who is from Kampala, Uganda. She invited me to the International Student Night that was hosted at the OU Women’s Gymnastics competition against Iowa State at the Lloyd Noble Center. This was the first time I had been to an international student event as well as to a gymnastics meet.

Before the event started, the group had some really delicious pizza, and this is where I met some other really awesome international students from places like El Salvador, Lithuania, and another person from Ghana. We talked a lot about the difference in how Americans value sports compared to other countries. It was a really good eye-opening experience to hear different perspectives.

After eating, we all headed to the meet and watched the competition commence. OU’s Gymnastics team I think is one if not the best college team in the nation, which makes sense because the level of talent was amazing! The women had so much upper body strength! There were four different categories: vault, beam, floor, and bars. Both teams did an amazing job, and I believe OU won the meet. Overall, the international student event was fun!