Monday, December 3, 2007


EMU gives great importance to intercultural dialogue. Not only do we learn from the cultures of students from 68 different countries, but they also are given the chance to learn about Turkish Cypriot culture, whilst they are studying at EMU .

For the first time this year, the EMU International Center organized a trip to the village of Mehmetcik for all international students who are spending the summer on campus.

The village of Mehmetcik is famous for its grapes and annual grape harvest festival that runs for a week. The festival is known for its good food, merriment and carnival like atmosphere.

On Saturday the 11th of August, EMU students spent a wonderful evening in this typically Turkish Cypriot village and had the chance to taste local cuisine, watch folk dancing groups from all over the world who were invited to North Cyprus as guests of the festival committee and to participate in a beauty contest.

A total of 9 EMU international students participated in the beauty contest.

Tracey Fagbe, a Nigerian student who is studying at EMU won the second prize in the beauty contest, walking away with a 1000YTL cash prize and gifts from the contest sponsors. Two other EMU students Lanre Fagbe and Haawa Skari were also selected as Miss Style and Miss Teenager 2007.

A group of African students from EMU also performed traditional African dances on stage and this was a memorable occasion for locals who came to watch the festival.

Special thanks to Mrs Sinem Adalier (Efe) for her help in the organization of this trip.

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