In a unique initiative by UKZN’s International Office on the Westville campus, local and international students had the opportunity to meet-and-greet over Durban’s famous Bunny Chow on August 12.


Swedish exchange student, Ms Anna Wall who is enrolled for a Marine Biology programme said while she has enjoyed her South African experience thus far, networking over the ‘delicious’ Bunny Chows was a highlight. Mr Erwin Sola who is enrolled for Honours in the same programme and who hails from Mozambique said staff and students have been very helpful. ‘I really like it here,’ he said.


Ms Rowena Maharaj, a third-year Business Science student, said the Bunny Chow initiative was an invaluable opportunity for intercultural interaction. Management exchange student, Mr Gilles Danse said he chose to study at UKZN for the cultural experience and has enjoyed the country. Public Administration student, Ms Nuria Cadete who hails from Angola said she has found that students at UKZN take their studies very seriously. ‘The Bunny Chow initiative was excellent and I hope it can be done more often,’ she said.


Justina Okeke, a doctoral student who shared her Bunny with a German student, said that it offered her an opportunity to interact with students from other backgrounds. At the event, a local student invited an international student to the rugby match between Australia and South Africa. The International Office is considering hosting the Bunny Chow initiative every semester. 

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