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Macaroons make an appearance at the International Welcome Party held Saturday, Feb. 18, in the MU Student Center. The social gathering kicked off a week of international events.

A global assemblage of Tigers converged on the MU Student Center to kick off International Week activities with the International Welcome Party. Student organizations shared traditional crafts, clothes, dances and, of course, food from throughout the world. The week continues with study-abroad information sessions, lectures, discussions and trivia.

Binita Shrestha samples the food at the Vedic Society table.

Police officer with a plate of food smiling at a student.

Officer Laughlin visits the Bangladesh Student Association table.

Children and parents playing with wooden toys and looking at a laptop screen.

International Welcome Party attendees visit the Indonesian Students Association table, to try out popular foods and play games.

Three men dancing and smiling.

Students practice a traditional Indian dance in front of the Cultural Association of India table.

Two men jumping in the air with their hands raised overhead.

Dancers take their moves to the next level.

A collection of ceramic turtles, tiny ceramic plates and carved wood serving dishes.

Crafted items are displayed next to the Thai Students Association’s dishes.

An Indian man paints a red dot onto an African American man's forehead.

Jordan Adams-Levitt participates in a traditional Indian practice with Sairam Yadavilli.

Students at a table with Chinese food and a poster display.

Members of the Chinese Business Students Association join other cultural student associations at the International Welcome Party.

Students dishing out food for guests.

The Korean Students Association serves chicken dishes.

Bracelets.

Bangles are displayed on the Bangladesh Students Association table.

Student dancing.

Yilun Zhan dances in front of fellow members of the Dream Catcher dance crew.