PSUT holds its Second International Student Festival
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, opened the Second International Student Festival, 2017/2018, which was organized by the University’s Deanship of Student Affairs. The event was attended by the Yemeni ambassador to Jordan, the representative of the Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan, the representative of the Iraqi Cultural Attaché, the Vice President of PSUT Dr. Arafat Awajan, the Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Rami Salem, and the deans of the Schools.
Prof. Al-Refai welcomed this event and emphasized the importance of its establishment as a way of enhancing relations between students at the University as well as giving an insight into the diverse cultures of the various groups of international students. It is hoped that the festival will help in increasing the number of foreign students coming to study at the University as the event reflects the importance given to international students in their role as ambassadors for PSUT and Jordan when they return to their home countries after graduation.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Rami Salem, pointed out that this festival will be an annual on-campus event because it plays a crucial role in familiarizing students with the various cultures represented by the University’s body of international students who come from several Arab and overseas countries. The festival helps to strengthen relationships between all of the PSUT students, regardless of their country of origin and nationality. Dr. Salem stated that the exhibition which is set up as part of the event reflects the University’s pride in its international students because they reflect the distinguished academic reputation of Princess Sumaya University for Technology.
The festival included a variety of folkloric and other diverse performances from each participating country. The festival welcomed representation from Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia and Turkey. Also on display were a range of traditional and distinctive products from each country, including accessories, handicrafts, and traditional foods and sweets. The Jordanian representatives presented a fashion show, as well as organizing a bazaar selling embroidered items and traditional accessories. There was also a stall offering henna body art, and a poetry recital featured poems in praise of the beloved homeland.
It is worth noting that the University currently hosts 247 students of 18 different nationalities from a number of Arab and foreign countries.