By Travis Misner
NCAA Guest Blogger
Today was by far the most fun day of the conference so far. We first had a workshop on leadership, which is always an interesting topic. Then after that, we went to the Taipei University of Physical Education and got to participate in different types of sports such as archery, badminton, soccer, and basketball.
After this we had a culture fair, where every country had a booth and gave away information and pins for their own country. We saw the students from the Oceania region perform the tribal haka dance that is a custom in their culture.
It was such a great time seeing different cultures and seeing what everyday life is like for students around the globe. After that we went to dinner at a German restaurant, thank goodness, to get some food in my stomach that I’m used to.
At one point when everyone was waiting for their dinner to come, one student picked up his ukulele and a man from New Caledonia and the woman from Finland began dancing. After about 30 seconds of dancing, everyone at dinner joined in.
It turned into a huge mob of people, in the middle of the restaurant, dancing to the ukulele. Eventually, there was a train of people, some on others shoulders, dancing through the room.
It has been such a great experience thus far, and I’m excited for tomorrow’s cultural event and closing ceremonies.