By Cory Higgs | firstname.lastname@example.org
Radford’s international students bring the global community together on campus with the 28th Annual International Banquet. The event showcases diverse people, cultures, music, and food from around the globe.
[epq-quote align=”align-left”]I am so excited to share my culture, traditions, and food with everyone. It’s a beautiful melting pot of culture, and I strongly encourage everyone to come join us, meet some of us international students and enjoy some amazing food![/epq-quote]The event is hosted by the International Student Affairs Council (ISAC), made up of American and international students alike. The banquet started as a potluck dinner between friends 28 years ago and has now grown to an event that hosts more than 300 people.
This year’s theme is “Cultural Infusion,” showcasing the bountiful diversity found around Radford University, and how it all fuses. There will be music, food, performances and fellowship from all around.
International students are involved by picking out recipes from their home countries and even cooking them; the students are involved in every step along the way.
Ever since its beginning, the event has focused on infusing the cultures from aboard into the culture here at Radford, giving American students and international students an experience of a lifetime.
Abigail Eldon, an international student from England, said, “I am so excited to share my culture, traditions, and food with everyone. It’s a beautiful melting pot of culture, and I strongly encourage everyone to come join us, meet some of us international students and enjoy some amazing food!”
The banquet is scheduled for April 6 and doors are open at 5:30 p.m. while dinner starts at 6 p.m. in the Muse banquet hall which is located on the basement level of Muse Tower. Tickets are available at the Bonnie help desk as well as online. Students will receive free admission while faculty must pay $7, the general public pays $12, and children under 12 pay $6.