International Student Association to host food festival

November 16, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Kate Wente

Do you enjoy experiencing other cultures than your own? Do you want to treat your taste buds to new experiences?

In honor of International Education Week, The University of Toledo International Student Association is hosting its 18th annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

UT students from around the world will sell homemade foods ranging from hummus and egg rolls to tabooli and African dishes for the public to sample.

Cultural displays, crafts and activities also will take place. There’ll be henna tattoos and Chinese name writing, and you can even get your picture taken in cultural costumes for free.

“It’s really cool for students to be able to get out and experience other cultures,” said Nadia Zoubareva, Public Relations Student Society of America consultant for the International Student Association. “It might be something as simple as trying a new food, but that is not something you get to experience every day.”

Zoubareva also feels that this event is a great interaction tool for all students, no matter the nationality.

Other student organizations and off-campus businesses also will have free items and coupons to give away during the event.

For more information on this event, contact Zoubareva at 847.873.5330 or e-mail

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