Coffee Hour is a program designed to give international students a chance to present their country and culture to others in an open and relaxed setting. Coffee Hour provides students the opportunity to share their thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics and issues concerning their country’s culture, history, and politics and also promotes awareness and discussion among those attending the presentation. The typical format is usually a slide show presentation and discussion followed by a question and answer session.
Food and refreshments typical of the student’s home country are prepared by the student presenter and is served following the presentation. Past programs have included presentations on Costa Rica, Norway, India, and Malaysia. All Coffee Hour programs are held at the International Student Center and take place every other Friday during the fall and spring semester in the International Student Center from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Coffee Hour Spring 2013 Schedule:
February 8: Bangladesh; presented by Haydory Akbar Ahmed
February 22: Ecuador; presented by Maximo Lenin Ordonez Arellano
March 8: Nigeria; presented by Tobi Adenuga
March 29: Cyprus; presented by Thomaida Polydorou
April 12: Tajikistan; presented by Nodira Davlyatova
Coffee Hour Fall 2012 Schedule:
September 28: Singapore; presented by Yosuke Michishita
October 12: Kenya; presented by Eve Metto
October 26: Spain; presented by Manuel Novas-Garcia
November 9: Korea; presented by Dajung Woo
November 30: Rwanda; presented by Benita Mugabo
Coffee Hour is free and open to the public and you may contact International Student and Scholar Services at (785) 532-6448 or email at ISSS@ksu.edu for more information about the program or if you wish to be considered as a Coffee Hour presenter.