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International Club cooks up grub from around the globe

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February 21, 2013

Students from more than 30 countries will serve their traditional cuisines and entertain guests for the 28th annualStudents entertain guests at the International Dinner.Students entertain guests at the International Dinner.
International Dinner.

“It gives you a chance to experience different cultures through food, dance, songs and skits,” Anshika Rimal, president of the International Club “It’s like the world is brought together in one place for you to learn about the cultures and enjoy different traditions.”

The junior biology major plans to cook lentil patties, which is a food from her native country Nepal.

“They’re kind of like salty pancakes,” said Rimal.

The long buffet of dishes will also include bulgogi, which is Korean BBQ, shopska salad from Bulgaria and rice cakes from the Philippines. Entertainment will include Salsa and African dances.

“The International Dinner brings together approximately 300 Georgia College faculty and staff members, students, alumni and people from the community,” said Libby Davis associate director of the International Education Center. “ It’s a unique chance to interact with people from all over the world and enjoy a variety of cultural traditions.”

Tickets prices are $35 for faculty, staff and the general public and $15 for students. They can be purchased at the International Education Center in the Bone House on S. Clarke Street.

The money raised will help support the Global Scholars Fund, which provides grants to needy international students and U.S. students who study abroad.

“It’s often hard for international students to get scholarships, so we raise this money to help ease the financial burden on some of our fellow students,” said Rimal.

For the first time, a recipe book will also be available to purchase at the dinner.

Georgia College’s International Club will host the event Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in Magnolia Ballroom.

For more information, email libby.davis.gcsu.edu or call 478-445-0874.

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