Trevecca Nazarene University

Taste the Nations

Professors Michael Karonous, Betsy Karounos, and their daughter Eleni (Karounos) Reid demonstrate a traditional Greek wedding dance at the 4th annual Taste the Nations event.
For a fourth year in a row, Taste the Nations was hosted in the Tarter Student Activity Center on Trevecca’s campus on Friday, April 1, 2011.
The International Students Association of Trevecca (ISAT), hosts the annual event to educate students of the various cultures represented on campus. Taste the Nations includes several fun and interactive ways for students to learn about rituals and cultural norms of their fellow students.
Students particularly enjoyed the hysterical Myth Busters portion of the show, where they learned that “not all Brazilian women are gorgeous,” and the skits written to show the how English slang terms can be misleading.
Students were not the only ones who got involved; Roy Philip, faculty sponsor of ISAT, sang a song in his native language of Hindi and, Michael Karonous demonstrated a traditional Greek wedding dance.
The event also featured food samplings from 10 countries, songs, dances, stories, and scripture readings in almost 20 different languages.

View an online photo gallery of images from this event on Facebook by visiting the following public link.