An international festival featuring food markets, an exhibition on exchange programmes, a film festival, concerts and game booths is being held on the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) main campus until Friday. Jointly organised by the university's International Office and the Language Centre, the festival aims to promote exchange between local and international students and broaden their knowledge of different cultures around the world. For example, HKBU students have been recruited to man the food booths and introduce visitors to different cuisines at the international food market. Another highlight is the screening of 12 European films by renowned directors. The organisers also hope that the festival will enhance students' understanding of the exchange programmes available to them. Students who have taken part in overseas exchange programmes will share their experiences of studying abroad with visitors. On the last day of the festival, a musical performance by HKBU's music students will be staged during which Chinese and western songs will be played. Fan Yiu-kwan, vice-president (development) of HKBU, believed the festival would be a valuable chance for students to broaden their horizons. 'HKBU is committed to nurturing all-rounded students with an international outlook. We hope both local and international students can learn about different cultures from the festival,' said Professor Fan.