If you’re tired of the same old foods every day, maybe it’s time to take a bite out of something new. Foreign exchange students at UNBC showcased foods from their countries Wednesday in honour of Culture Day. From Kimchi made in Korea to Norway’s famous salmon, students were able to share who they are through the power of food.
Norwegian foreign exchange student, Erland Homme Falklev says he had to change his eating habits when he came to Prince George.
“We usually eat bread for breakfast and for lunch and before we get to bed. We also boil our potatoes instead of frying them and have them for almost every meal.”
For other students like Eunkyang Park, the culture shock of eating North American foods set in when she came to UNBC all the way from China. “We usually eat rice and Kimchi, but here I eat burgers and there’s so many vegetables – it’s so different here.”
UNBC Manager of International Education, Bjorn Petersen says events like Culture Day place meaning on the collective identity of the students. “It’s the core of their identity so for them to bring that here to the university and share it out to the community is extremely important for them, for the students, and the greater Prince George community.”