The International Students Association and African Students Association are joining forces to produce an International Food & Fashion Festival on March 3.
The festival will feature 13 tables themed by countries from around the world. Each table’s food will represent a different country’s traditional vegetarian or meat-based dishes and desserts.
“We want everyone to be adventurous,” said Kristy Ng, sophomore marketing and management major from Plano and ISA secretary. “We hope that people learn more about the origins and culture of their fellow students.”
Countries available will be the United States, Japan, Honduras, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Nigeria, Brazil, Guatemala, Malaysia, Greece and Rwanda. It will also feature fashions from other African and Asian countries.
Aside from trying new foods, students will be invited to participate in popular games and learn more about the traditional clothing and culture as they travel.
The dining experience will be followed by a fashion show put together by ASA in which students will model traditional wardrobe from different African cultures. The fashion show will also feature some Asian fashion.
“We hope the students will have a great time trying something new with their friends, and maybe even fall in love with a new dish,” Ng said.
Tickets have sold out in the past, Ng said, so it is important to get them before they’re no longer available.
Tickets are sold in the Campus Center for $5, cash or card, and are available on Eventbrite for $8. Tickets will not be sold at the door.