by Malik Demby
CCC Journalism Program
The International Club is a club for all the students, the purpose of having this club is to break the ice between international and American students, and to have those of all cultures understand the differences and recognize the similarities.
The club has about 150 members, according to the club’s president Soufiane Ellamte, the mission statement is “recognize our differences and embrace and make use of our similarities.”
Ellamte majors in business administration and has been the president of the club for five months. Ellamte was a member of the club for 3 years before becoming president.
To join the club, a student, must go to the international office room (107) and ask to complete the signup sheet. Second, he or she must a herd a meeting, in which they would present themself to the members of the club.
The club held an international day event on April 18th at 11 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon on Blackwood campus in the connector building. At this event they had a fusion show. In which participants dress in his or her native clothing.
Along with the fusion show, each participant had his own table full of pictures, artifacts, maps, flags, or what so ever to answer student questions about their countries. They also had free food. There were also guests representing Voorhees Muslim community, Rowan, and Rutgers University.
The international club doesn’t organize trips to historic and religious sites in New Jersey.