West Virginia University’s International Student Organization will be hosting their annual International Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

The dinner, themed “A South American Sampler,” will feature cuisine from various South American countries, such as Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

The organization works to bring together international and domestic students through a variety of activities each year, with the International Dinner being one of the biggest activities of the spring semester.

“The International Dinner is an opportunity for international and domestic students to blend with a different society and is a great chance for the community of Morgantown to embrace a different culture,” said Esteban Espinoza, ISO officer and international student from Bolivia.

Lisa DeFrank-Cole, ISO adviser, said she has come to value and appreciate the work that ISO, in conjunction with the Office of International Students and Scholars and many volunteers, have put into the International Dinner each year.

“Together with my co-advisor, Ms. Liz Finklea, we are proud to work with this group of students to promote global awareness and appreciation,” DeFrank-Cole said. “Engaging with international students and colleagues on campus strengthens our educational purpose of mutual understanding. I hope lots of people will come to the dinner and benefit from this social and educational experience.”

The dinner is open to all students, faculty and staff at WVU as well as Morgantown community members. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for college and high school students, $5 for children under 12 and free for children under the age of five.

Tickets can be purchased at the ISO booth in the Mountainlair Feb. 8, 10, 15 and 17 from noon to 3 p.m. They can also be purchased at the Office of International Students and Scholars, room 111, in Elizabeth Moore Hall.

For more information, please contact Samantha Cossick, ISO vice president, at scossick@mix.wvu.edu or 724-710-0189.



CONTACT: Samantha Cossick, International Student Organization
724-710-0189, Scossick@mix.wvu.edu