International Center hosts cultural night market


Photo: Annie Z. Yu
Japanese curry was one of many delectable foods available for purchase at the night market.

The International Center hosted a “night market” Wednesday evening on Cougar Walk from 7 to 11 p.m., bringing different cultural food, drinks and other trinkets to students.

Conveniently timed to cater to students before and after Kaleo chapel, the night market boasted various food and drinks for sale such as Japanese curry, pumpkin mochi, coffee jelly, Thai iced tea, boba milk tea, English cucumber sandwiches, assorted English teas and more.

Some of the proceeds went to support specific missionaries and mission groups.

First year graduate student Judy Wang is currently in the TESOL program and said she came to the night market for fun. Wang, an international student from Taiwan, said her mom made the cell phone bags she was selling at the night market for $10 each.

“I think it’s very good for international students and American students to come together and join in different culture like food and other things,” Wang said.

Sophomore screenwriting major Alex Paszkiewicz said he decided to check out the night market with a friend after Kaleo.

“I’m kind of a sucker for different foods from different nations, so this was really cool to see,” Paszkiewicz said. “I wish I had more money [on me], so I could actually buy some of their stuff and support them.”