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Dinner to bring diversity to VSU

Written by Sarah Turner


Students tired of the same humdrum food can now dine in diversity.

VSU’s Society for International Students will host its 37th Annual International Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the Student Union Ballrooms.

The event, created to show off diverse cultures, will feature dishes from The Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.

Over 300 guests will be served with dishes prepared by VSU students and the VSU dining staff.

“We’re trying to pull together all the cultures we have here together and showcase their talents,” Danielle Bacud, international student advisor, said.

During dinner, international students will entertain their guests with performances reflecting their culture including singing, dancing and acting out skits.

After dinner, the audience will experience a fashion show where international students will model different clothing from various cultures,

According to Bacud, a lot of effort was required from international students to prepare for the event.

“It’s a student driven event,” Bacud said. “They cook, they perform, and they help with publicity, so for the most part it is their event.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for VSU students. Children under 5 years old can attend the event for free. Members from the Valdosta community are also encouraged to participate.

“They can give back to community,” Bacud said. “It’s a chance for them to bring culture to people who have not exactly been out elsewhere.”

For ticket information, contact the Center for International Programs at (229) 333-7410.

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