USI International Food Expo to offer taste of culture on campus

USI International Food Expo to offer taste of culture on campus

The University of Southern Indiana International Club and Center for International Programs will host the annual International Food Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, February 16 in Carter Hall, located in University Center West on campus. 

The International Food Expo provides an avenue for USI’s international students to showcase the rich tapestry of their home countries’ cultural diversity, customs and cuisine to both the USI community and public. The event will feature many main dishes and desserts from around the world, complemented by entertainment, including dances, musical performances and a fashion show highlighting traditional cultural attire. 

“Our international students are ambassadors of their respective countries and cultures,” says Dr. Emilija (Emi) Zlatkovska, Executive Director of the Center for International Programs. “These students bring a little of their worlds to the USI campus, which gives our domestic students and the community an opportunity to learn about other cultures. The International Food Expo is a fun way to enjoy multiple cultures in one setting and is an example of creating friendly and peaceful global connections.” 

Tickets can be purchased on the Food Expo website and are $15 for non-USI students, faculty, staff and community members and $10 for USI students. Tickets can also be purchased with cash or Munch Money at Eagle Bistro or the Eagle Access Card Office, both located in University Center West. A limited number of tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  

To purchase tickets, visit the USI International Food Expo webpage. For additional information, contact Christopher Pedo, Program Coordinator for the Center for International Programs, at [email protected] or 812-465-1248.