FRIENDS International and Intercultural Festival at APU, June 2021
Official Opening Event at APU, April 2021
On 27 April 2021, Prof. Dr Andy Seddon, Assoc. Prof. Dr Jason Turner & Assoc. Prof. Suan delivered a support class from the APU FRIENDS Teahouse to the students enrolled for the Intercultural Awareness and Cultural Diversity MOOC. The online event marked the official opening of APU’s FRIENDS Teahouse. The latter will be maintained by the Student Representative Council (SRC) within the Student Affairs/Experience Department to ensure the Teahouse evolves into a true multicultural hub and social space where students from different cultural backgrounds will meet, gather, create, share, interact, and learn from each other. The Teahouse will also be used as the base for the SRC to organize social activities and events promoting the diverse backgrounds of APU students, which culminates in a yearly Multicultural Night. APU’s FRIENDS Teahouse has been strategically located at the heart of the student environment on Level 5 of APU’s Centre Court.