International Week at UW-Whitewater
February 25, 2013
Delicious selections ranging from Tabouli (Arabic salad) to Brigaderios (fudge balls) will be served at the annual International Dinner at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
The event, Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room, features a dozen dishes with influences coming from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
"This is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures," said Alicia Haley, international student advisor at the Center for Global Education. "With a friendly environment that shows international diversity, this dinner can spotlight what global education and international students bring to our campus."
Entertainment will be provided as well, with 13 different acts including dance routines, song performances, and piano ensembles all representing a different country.
The theme for the dinner is "Breaking Barriers Through International Love," chosen because over the course of the fall semester, the international students on campus became a close group of friends that shared several American firsts. The group eventually rallied around one unifying theme they called "International Love."
"These students came to the United States as individuals from a number of different cultures and corners of the world," said Haley. "Thanks to their efforts, we were able to break the barriers that secluded or segregated one culture from another."
Along with the International Dinner, the Center for Global Education will also be hosting other events during International Education Week, including the International Trivia night on Feb. 26 at Jitters and Global Experiences Fair on Feb. 27 at the University Center.
For more information on the events, visit the International Education Week blog.