February 28, 2014

Erica Even, Student Assistant

38th Annual International Dinner March 29

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University’s Society of International Students will host the 38th annual International Dinner "Journey Around the World" event at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29 in the Student Union Ballrooms.
“The menu for this year’s event will feature an eclectic blend of flavors in appetizers, entrees and desserts,” said Lauren Braun, international student services coordinator. “I don’t want to give away too much, but having reviewed the recipe submissions, which are under review by Chartwell’s own Chef Sean Egan, I can say it’ll be delicious.”
Enjoy foods from different cultures such as the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Africa featured at the International Dinner. Experience the cultures through the international fashion show and traditional dances and songs from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and more.
The VSU Pan-American Ensemble, a diverse music group performing music ranging from folk to Mexican mariachi, will be performing as special guests under the direction of Brent Williams and Motion Dance Studios.
Tickets are now on sale for $20 for general admission, and $10 for students. Children under age 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the VSU Center for International Programs located at 204 Georgia Ave. by the Student Health Center.
Anyone interested is encouraged to buy his or her ticket in advance, as there were few available at the door last year. Tickets sold at the door will be sold full price at $20 to both student and general admission.
For more information, visit the Society of International Students’ Facebook page or contact Lauren Braun at labraun@valdosta.edu or 229-333-7410.

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