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Please join us for a special dinner honoring

His Excellency Eric A. Robson 

 USC alumnus & 

 Madagascar Ambassador to USA

 

This dinner is only for Internationals students, scholars and their families to come and meet the Ambassador. Dinner will be held at First Baptist Church in Ellis Hall (entrance is at the blue awning on Washington St.)

Pre-Register NOW for the dinner!!!

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Eric and Raj at Madagascar Embassy - Occ
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Did you know?

  • The Madagascar national animal is the Lemur, of which there are officially 103 species and subspecies.

  • The national sport is Rugby.

  • Unlike the USA's 4 different seasons, Madagascar has 2. A hot rainy season (November–April) and a cooler dry season (May–October).

  • The official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French, although Malagasy has remained the national language and is the first language for most people.

  • More than 80% of Madagascar's 14,883 plant species are found nowhere else in the world.

  • Madagascar is the world's fourth-largest island and the 47th largest country.

  • The island is home to two-thirds of the world's chameleon species, including the smallest known, and researchers have proposed that Madagascar may be the origin of all chameleons.

  • As of 2016, there is an estimated population of 24,238,914 Malagasy residents on the island.