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Global threads weave through FUISA Fashion Show

Members of the Furman University International Student Association during the 2022 FUISA International Fashion Show in McAlister Auditorium / Credit: Khalid Ismail ’25

Last updated November 30, 2022

By Jerry Salley ’90

International Education Week launched in style at Furman on Nov. 15 with an International Student Fashion Show CLP event in McAlister Auditorium, presented by the Furman University International Students Association.

The event was an opportunity to celebrate global diversity on campus and learn what attire conveys about people, cultures and communities around the world – and for students to represent their communities and traditions by sharing the history, meaning and importance of their apparel.

A keynote talk from Kaniqua Robinson, an assistant professor of anthropology, helped the audience reflect on what they were about to see and hear, which included not only fashion but also international music. Alex Akulli, Furman’s associate director of international student engagement, moderated a Q&A session.

Other events FUISA presented during International Education Week included a Dins Dialogue co-presented with Furman’s Center for Inclusive Communities, an international coffee sampling, an Afro Night Out hosted by the Afrikiya student group and an exhibition of Cuban art featuring music from a live mariachi trio.



Photos by Khalid Ismail ’25

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