The international students from Brazil, Congo, and Mexico planned the last Saturday night activities with soccer and volleyball tournaments, and Mexican loteria. They also provided a variety of desserts that came from their countries.
The students made teams to represent a country or a region of the world to compete. The soccer tournament was a very competitive event; it ended with teams Africa and Brazil in the finals. While Brazil is famous for soccer, the Africans showed that soccer is also popular where they come from and beat Brazil 4-1. “I really enjoyed the international night especially because I love to play soccer and beating the Brazilians was the best part of it. They played well and it looked like they knew what they were doing,” shared Obed Simba, international student from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The volleyball tournament was the most exciting event which brought everyone’s attention. The Indonesians first played against the Brazilians but they ended up losing. For their second game they won against the Latinos and got their spot in the final against the Brazilians again. In the end, the championship went to the Brazilians.
“I loved the volleyball tournament, especially the final game, it was insane. The international night went very well because of the fun and desserts that we had. I'm glad that we made it to the final and I hope that they enjoyed playing volleyball with us,” Gustavo Silveira, international student from Brazil, expressed.
In the student center, Daneil Camas, international student from Mexico, hosted a game of loteria, which is a typical bingo game played in many Spanish-speaking countries. “It was really interesting the way we got excited about the game. It was good being able to play and have fun with them,” mentioned Camas.
Campion currently has about 13 international students this semester. The evening was a fun way for them to share some of their favorite foods and activities with the rest of the students.
Pedro Vieira, Student News Team