The International Student Association is hosting their annual food festival at 6 p.m. on March 21 in the Hunter Welcome Center.
Sofia Ramirez, a junior political science major from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and ISA president, said they are expecting a full capacity of 250 people at the event. Thirteen to 15 different countries will be represented by students who will serve food. Some of the countries being represented include: the Honduras, Ukraine, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, China, and the Philippines.
“We [ISA] are a safe space for international students to showcase their culture, to be celebrated, and to be themselves,” Ramirez said.
Games, such as trivia, will take place during the event as well.
“If there is a chance to share my culture, then I like doing that,” said Keren Lemus, junior interior design major from Guatemala.
This is Lemus’s third year participating in the food festival and second year as head leader and cook. Lemus said she doesn’t always talk to her other friends, who are also here from Guatemala, but through this experience they all come together to represent their country at the food festival.
Lemus’s said her table was a huge hit last year and the line was non-stop all night. They served frozen bananas covered in chocolate with various toppings to choose from. Her table, representing Guatemala, will be offering the same dish this year.
Tickets will start being sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 2 in the Campus Center, every Monday through Friday. Ramirez said last year people waited last minute and attempted to buy tickets at the door, but ISA sold out of tickets so fast they had to turn people away. There are limited tables and food for the event.
Volunteers are still needed. For more information about how to volunteer, contact Isabella Maradiaga at firstname.lastname@example.org.