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MENAFN - Arab News - 10/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi students at an american university celebrated the kingdom's culture recently by dressing up in traditional clothes and distributing flyers about the country's achievements

The saudi students association at embry-riddle aeronautical university (erau) in daytona beach organized these activities at the institution's international festival

'the club organizes a monthly gathering of saudi and arab students at daytona beach. most of our gatherings are at beach parks where we play beach volleyball barbeque and have baloot tournaments. the club also participates in many campus events such as the international festival" said abdulmalik nagadi vice president of the association

'we are educating people by distributing flyers and brochures about our culture our religion the role of women in our society human right the establishment of the kingdom the industrial cities aramco scholarships education haj umrah and many more things" he said

During the festival the students served local cuisine dressed up in traditional costumes erected a tent with the country's flags and set up a studio where students could take pictures wearing saudi clothing

'we also hold events annually on the saudi national day eid al-adha and graduations where we prepare a full traditional feast and organize our own graduation ceremony which includes congratulating all the arab graduates by giving them certificates" nagadi said.

The students are now working to adopt a road in the area. 'we will be responsible for cleaning the road for two years at least four times a year." they have to sign a contract with volusia county to take up the responsibility nagadi said.


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