I was asking my friends studying at CEU about CEU and its social life before I came here. They kept pointing out the ‘diversity’ and the co-existence of ‘different’ cultures in the University. I tried to understand why they kept talking about diversity. Since I started studying at CEU, I’ve seen how amazing diversity at this university really is, and how big a part it has to play in the university culture. Moreover, I’ve realized that I am also from a ‘different’ culture because I have to explain to my friends what ‘halal food’ is when I say, “I only eat halal food.”
Let there be light, and let there be celebrations!
Being away from home in a new place is thrilling and challenging at the same time. However, the inability to replicate the festive scenario and celebratory vibes in the somewhat alien surroundings at the time of festivities could prove to be disheartening. However, at CEU, where diversity is accommodated and cherished, the South Asian students decided to wash away the blues of missing the festivities by making everyone a part of the Diwali celebrations on October 20, 2017.