International Students Get Into The Halloween Spirit

November 13, 2014
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Students in Denver take part in some pumpkin carving

Halloween is truly a unique holiday.  People dress in costumes, eat lots of candy, enjoy pumpkin carving and sharing scary stories.  For some international students, this holiday is not celebrated in their home country quite like it is here in the United States.  That is why we love getting our student involved with as much of the Halloween tradition while they are on their exchange program.

This year, several of our students studying in Denver gathered together in costume and carved pumpkins.  There were some fairly impressive pumpkin carvings made.

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We also held a Halloween Costume Contest, offering an SMG Trick or Treat Gift Pack to the student with the best costume. Having to decide between so many great costumes, we decided to choose two winners for the contest!

Our winners were Jean from Brazil and Eduardo from Our Halloween Costume Contest WinnersMexico.  Jean went a more unique route and dressed up as a taco, while Eduardo made a very convincing boxer.  Both students also participated in the pumpkin carving festivities in Denver.

It was great to see so many students get involved in Halloween festivities.  It is always exciting to know our students are embracing American culture during their experience.  That is the reason our exchange programs exist.

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home -James Michener

We hope to see these students, and the rest of our students studying throughout the United States and Canada, continue to get involved during their time abroad.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook to see what are students are up to!

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