Southeast is the proud home of students, faculty, and staff from nearly 60 countries. Each year, we celebrate our international diversity with the Carpe Diem event and International Education Week (IEW).

These two celebrations are designed to showcase the people and the cultures of the countries represented at Southeast, and to give us all a better, more sophisticated understanding of the world around us.

Traditionally, Carpe Diem has taken place in the Student Recreation Center East Gym, which is transformed into a world bazaar! Over 700 attendees visit cultural booths, where they are offered a typical sweet or beverage from Southeast students and faculty/staff who represent that cultural group.

Also at the cultural booths, attendees can participate in a variety of activities, like trying on cultural attire at a photo booth, having their names written in different alphabets, or answering cultural trivia questions for prizes.

Besides the experiences at the cultural booths, attendees can get a taste of international cuisine from the buffet while admiring cultural music/dance performances and a Fashion Show on stage. The Carpe Diem celebration typically ends in a dance party!

2021 Schedule of Events and Activities

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