Dana Qali, of Kuwait, and Muath Mumani, of Jordan.
Patricia Schlabendorff, of Brazil, describes Brazilians’ appreciation for nature to University Place students.
University Place students aren’t quite sure of UA student Elsa Munoz Montoya’s Colombian hat.
Cristina Barroso Jimenez, of Spain, shows UP students how to play castanets.
Dongwon Kim, of South Korea, shows a UP staff member how to translate common English words into Korean.
Mio Ueoka and Katsuho Miyazawa, both of Japan, demonstrate how to play with a kendama, a Japanese version of the “ball and cup” game.
Muhammed Zivali, of Turkey, shows various Turkish landmarks to a UP student.
Cristina Barroso Jimenez, of Spain, shares castanets with a UP student.
Kosuke Umeno, of Japan, teaches a UP student to play “daruma otoshi,” a Japanese blocks game.
Seong Hyeon Kim, of South Korea, and Abdulmohsen Shuaib, of Saudi Arabia, teach a UP student to play “Yutnori,” a South Korean board game.
Hamad Alsadoun, of Saudi Arabia, teaches Arabic language to a UP student.
More than 55 students representing 19 countries from UA’s English Language Institute shared their cultures through games, songs and dance at “World Friends Day,” an ELI program at University Place Elementary School on Nov. 17.
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