April 5, 2011

35th Annual International Dinner: Red Carpet Around the World

VALDOSTA -- Valdosta State University's Center for International Programs invites the community to walk the red carpet around the world at 35th Annual International Dinner, to be held 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the Student Union Ballroom. 

A celebration of cultural diversity, the event will feature cuisine from more than 30 countries including India, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Turkmenistan, Colombia, the Bahamas, Cameroon and more. The dishes are prepared and served by international students.

During the dinner, the students will entertain guests with traditional and contemporary music, dance performances, skits and an international fashion show.

Nearly 300 international students from more than 60 countries attend VSU. The International Dinner was established as a way for them to share part of their culture to the Valdosta community. 

“This is a great opportunity for international VSU students and faculty members to interact with other cultures and feel a better sense of belonging within the VSU community,” said Kirac Sogutlu, public relations chair for the Society of International Students.

Tickets are on sale now at the Center for International Programs located at 204 Georgia Ave. Tickets are $20 for non-VSU guests, $10 for VSU students with valid ID and free for children under the age of 5. Proceeds benefit the Society of International Students. 

Call the Center for International Programs at (229) 333-7410 or visit http://www.valdosta.edu/iss/International_dinner_2010.shtml for more information.

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