Cameroon Program Reunion
On Saturday, March 24th, the Center for Global Study and Engagement hosted a Cameroonian Reunion Dinner with the Center’s Global Ambassador for Cameroon, Sarah Wright ‘12. Everything from the décor to the food was in traditional Cameroon style. Even the program alumni showed up in colorful Cameroon dress, with one sporting a Cameroon soccer jersey. Students spent the evening enjoying the home-cooking of Marie Biloa, a Cameroonian woman living in Harrisburg, and reminiscing about their time in Yaoundé.
The meal started with ndole and ended with intricately sliced mangoes, while chicken, rice, and fried plantains, found on all plates, carried the stories of adventure and excitement through the evening hours. Among the current seniors returned from their semester in Yaoundé, Dickinson graduates, Kaitlin Irvine ’10 and Katelynn Bias ’10, were also in attendance, along with current students who expressed interest in studying in Cameroon for a summer or semester on one of the Center’s programs. For those who hadn’t experience Cameroon’s unique cuisine, explanations were needed. None, however, needed a further clarification for the warmth felt by the students for the Cameroonian people and friendships they made while abroad in Cameroon.