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(MAHWAH, NJ) – Experience all the world has to offer without the expense of a pricey plane ticket!  As part of the Student Engagement Initiative, Ramapo College will host World Expo Day on Wednesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  As an end of the year celebration, the campus will be transformed into different regions of the world.

The all-campus event will celebrate five areas of the world: Asia & the Pacific, the Americas, Africa, and Europe include events and activities such as music performances, traditional dance, cultural activities, and student presentations. 

Events include:

Asia & the Pacific:
Asian Character Workshop: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Outside Trustees Pavilion)
Tinikling Dance Exhibition: 2 p.m. (Outside Trustees Pavilion)
Dragonboat display: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Outside Trustees Pavilion)
Henna: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Outside Trustees Pavilion)
Polynesian BBQ: Lunch (Pavilion dining hall)
Australian Boomerang toss and Digieridoo: TBD (Bandshell)

The Americas:
Salsa Dance Class: 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Trustees Pavilion 1)
Traditional American Fair: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. (between Mackin and Bischoff Halls )
Spanish Showcase (Spanish classes’ final projects): 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (ASB-135)
Lenape Nation – presentation & information, Trustees Pavilion 2, 3 to 4 p.m.

Africa:
Hair Braiding: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Outside Trustees Pavilion or Bandshell area)
Zumba class: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. (on grass in front of Trustees Pavilion by large rock)
Afro-Brazilian Drumming performance: 1 p.m. (Bandshell)

Europe:
Hungarian Dancers (Trustees Pavilion 1)
Tea Tasting: TBD (Trustees Pavilion Lobby)
Cheese Tasting: TBD (Trustees Pavilion Lobby)
STA Travel: Workshop on ‘How to Travel on the Cheap’: 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. (Trustees Pavilion 3)
Ireland event: TBD (Trustees Pavilion)

Other:
World Cup Soccer Tournament: 2 p.m. – finish (Bandshell lawn)
Cultural Concert: throughout the day at the Bandshell, Mackin and Bischoff halls, Trustees Pavilion
United Nations Speaker: TBD (Trustees Pavilion 3)
Expo Hall: 11am-5pm (Trustees Pavilion 2) – information tables on various countries of the world

All events will be held on the left side of the campus at the Bandshell, the Trustees Pavilion, Mackin/Bischoff Halls lawn or the lawn by the Anisfield School of Business building.  

For more information about World Expo Day, please contact Director of International Education Ben Levy via email at blevy1@ramapo.edu or call 201.684.7533.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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