BEIJING, Dec 31 (APP):International students who could not go home during winter holidays, celebrated the festive spirit of the season with glitzy performances at new year galas here at universities.

Dance, chorus, music, and other performances were staged by 24 Chinese students and 169 international students from 36 countries including Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, India, Uganda, and France, according to a report of China Daily on Monday.
The Beijing International Student’s Night, an annual show launched by Beijing Normal University to facilitate cultural exchanges and strengthen the bonds between Chinese and foreign students in Beijing, was held at the university’s stadium, attracting more than 2,000 students.
BNU, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beihang University, Tsinghua University, Central Academy of Fine Arts also sent their art troupes to the gala.
Mohammed ELmoiez Mohammed, 22, a freshman at BNU from Sudan and Kehinde Bolu, 25, a student at BNU, majoring in communication studies from Nigeria were the hosts at the gala night. Incidentally, both the hosts presented the program in Chinese.
Ahmad Jameel, 24, from Pakistan, spent the New Year in China for three consecutive years. He is studying Chinese and English at BNU. “My new year experiences in China are amazing as they have filled my life with surprises.”