Millions across the United States will watch Super Bowl LIII on Sunday and one North Texas university is helping students from overseas understand the game’s significance.
The International Center at the University of Texas at Dallas hosted a workshop on Tuesday to help students from other countries understand why the Super Bowl is such a big deal.
“We've got here -- the quarterback is handing it to the running back. The running back is pushing it through to get the touchdown,” one of the instructors said.
The students learned the basics of football, the tradition of the Super Bowl and what football means to American culture. That way, they can go into those Super Bowl watch parties feeling prepared.
“I will definitely go for a party. Go downtown, go to a bar, stay up late, drink beers with my friends and cheer with the whole crowd,” said electrical engineering student Shantanu Chaturvedi.
The Super Bowl workshop first started seven years ago, as part of the international center's American culture workshop series. In addition to the game -- students learn the about the pop culture impact of Super Bowl commercials.
The Patriots face the Rams on Sunday evening at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.