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United Nations Day

United Nations Day

United Nations Day

Each year the International Student Association celebrates United Nations Day with an event highlighting the many different countries represented at UH Hilo. UH Hilo is home to over 250 international students from about 35 different countries around the globe. The event is intended to engage the campus community so that they learn about these different countries around the world -- their achievements, characteristics, and challenges -- as well as to bring international students together as a community and highlight their presence on campus.


Friday, November 17, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm on the Library Lanai


The program includes two main compoments:
Parade of Nations: Students representatives will march in a Parade of Nations showcasing the traditional attire. Each country will have a flag bearer carrying their nation's flag. During the Parade, the Master of Ceremonies will provide information about each country. Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Country Tables: Countries will have tables displaying interesting information about their country along with display boards, maps, pictures and/or handicrafts representative of their country. Participants will have an opportunity to "visit" each country and get a passport stamped, demonstrating that they have "visited" another country. Prizes will be awarded to participants! Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

Sign Up to Participate!

Countries and island nations/states can sign up to participate in the Parade of Nations and/or to have a Table by Friday, October 27. A tri-fold display board will be provided for each group that has a table, which can be used to prepare a display about your country. Participating groups will also be reimbursed for up to $25 for any materials or supplies purchased for the Table. Flags for each table will be provided, as well as for the Parade of Nations.

There will be a required meeting for a representative from each participating group on Friday, November 3 at 3:00 pm in the Student Services Center Room W-201.

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