Global Insights presents: Republic of the Philippines

    March 8, 2019

    An incredible archipelago along the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines boasts a count of 7,641 islands. The mostly mountainous terrain is surrounded by narrow coastlines, and filled with farmlands and active volcanoes. Join us for the next Global Insights lunch and learn featuring international graduate student, Katherine Ursolino ’20, MBA who will present the Republic of the Philippines on March 26, 2019 beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Brennan Hall, Rose Room 509, and. Registration is required for this event 

    Having earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies from Ateneo de Manila University, Ursolino comes to Scranton from Lucena City located in the Quezon Province, Philippines. She related that even though Philippines has spouting volcanoes and earthquakes, the country and landscape are worth visiting. “We have the most beautiful, very powdery, white sand beaches. You can walk all day barefoot.” Ursolino explained how the southeast Asian country became Spanish and English speaking. After the arrival of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in  1521, the island group found itself under Spanish colonization until 1898, when the United States took over upon winning the Spanish American War. This led to the heavy influence of Spanish and English on the culture, language and religious views of the people. “Philippines is the only remaining Catholic country in Asia. Christmas begins in September and lasts until January. We celebrate fiestas on the religious holidays.” Ursolino is excited to tell more about her country, family, food, and fun in the Philippines.

    This program is being offered by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. A light lunch featuring cuisine from the highlighted country will be served. Registration for this event is required. 

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    For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at or 570-941-7575.

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