Friday, July 10, 2015

International Fair 2015

International Fair 2015 – Around the World
Date: 8 July 2015
Time: 11AM – 5PM
Venue: Block B, 2nd level, Seminar rooms & Foyer

For the International Fair this year, team 3 was tasked to create a fun and exciting experience for our SBM students. The objective was to allow them to learn more about the Overseas Student Exchange Program (OSEP) opportunities and expose them to the different people and cultures in a foreign land.

The countries participating in this event included Japan, Korea, Germany, France, Netherlands, Scotland and Finland. During our meeting with the students and teacher in charge, we came up with a proposed theme, layout and concept for the event.
Brainstorming for ideas!
Our A&P such as our main event poster, seminar talk poster, brochures and decoration items will be designed in a very airport-ish theme!
Main event Poster
International Fair Brochure

Individual Country Posters

Each teammate was in charge of a country. They were responsible to liaise with the international students and find out the details (Images to be added into into their individual booth posters, collation of song lists that will be played, etc.) for their country booth. It was up to the students to decide the fixtures and props they required and activities that they would like to play. 

Meeting with German Students
Taking measurements to prepare for event day!

On the event day, we met with a few problems along the way but we managed to set up the country booths with some help from the teachers and quick thinking! When the international students came in at 10am, all they needed to do was to set up their own table and display the items they brought. 

Morning Set-up
 Finland: Hei, tervetuloa!
Japan: こんにちは、ようこそ!
Korean students say: "안녕하세요! Welcome to our booth!"

In the morning, there was lesser crowd because most of the students had morning classes.  But in the afternoon, more and more students started pouring in!
Q&A sessions!
Oh just look at the crowd:D

The games at each booth kept the students and teachers entertained. Also, Year 1 & 2s  used this opportunity to get answers on questions related to studying overseas!  Students who have experienced studying abroad also shared their stories in a foreign land, how to get around using the public transport and the local people they met! 
French students trying out the Hanbok
German dude goes: Pass, Shoot, Score!!!
Playing Korean traditional games
Finnish candies are definitely worth a try!
Asian & Non-Asian Universities Talk

Team 3!!
At 4.30pm, our team started to tear down the decorations and cleaned up the seminar room. By 5pm, the logistics were moved back to the fixtures room.We double checked that we had the right number of flags, globe balloons and maps before returning it to the teacher. 

To round things up, we had fun preparing for this event because it was unlike the previous ones we did.  Our supervisor and teacher in charge were really supportive. They gave us more freedom in making our own decisions and space to expand our imagination. 

A big thank you to all of the international students & teachers. We hope to see you again at the next international fair!!!
Forever & Always, 
Team 3