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《International Program_SA Event》Social Snowball Event: Getting together for a fun and delightful afternoon

On the 15th of September 2023, the Student Association of the International Programs hosted their very first event to kick off the start of a new semester in a rather unique fashion. The event, aptly named “Social Snowball,” was hosted in a renowned shaved ice store in Kaohsiung. Its primary aim is to foster connections and offer a cultural immersion for students of the International Business Master of Business Administration (IBMBA) and Global Human Resource Management (GHRM) programs, with a special emphasis on international students.

It was a delightful afternoon of socializing and indulgence, where the new and old students of both programs came together for an unforgettable experience. Of course, the famous Taiwanese shaved ice bowl, or Tshuah-ping, was the highlight of the event. The students were introduced to 20 different ingredients in a buffet-style setup, including fresh fruits, beans, syrups, and various other toppings, allowing them to customize their shaved ice bowl according to their taste buds. It’s safe to say that there was something for everyone to savor and enjoy.

Taiwanese students, with their local knowledge, acted as guides, helping their international peers on perfecting their shaved ice creations. They generously shared knowledge on ingredient combinations, ensuring every bowl was a tasty blend of flavors.

To further ramp up the fun and social spirit of the event, several games were organized, providing an opportunity for students to interact and bond in a relaxed setting. The games not only added an element of excitement but also helped students learn more about each other's backgrounds and interests. Laughter and friendly competition filled the air as students engaged in team-building activities, sparking instant connections and friendships.

Shaved ice, a dessert favorite globally, transforms a block of ice into a delicate treat with an assortment of toppings and syrups. Taiwanese shaved ice stands out for its flavor diversity and innovative pairings. The "Social Snowball" event not only provided an opportunity for students to try a famous local dessert but also served as a platform for building lasting connections.

By the close of the event, "Social Snowball" had achieved its objective of bringing students together and creating a memorable experience. The event highlighted the IBMBA and GHRM programs' commitment to inclusion and active engagement. The university clearly values opportunities that expand students' horizons in both learning and socializing.

The event's success was evident in the cheerful atmosphere. Students left with fond memories and new friends. "Social Snowball" showed the power of food and shared experiences in bringing people together.

(photographer: Morgan Yang)

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