International Students Prepare for Big Turnout at International Night

Monday, January 28, 2013

The University of West Georgia International Student Club will celebrate International Night on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in the Food Services Building (Z-6). The 28th annual International Night will carry the theme “Citizens of the World” and is a result of several months of planning and organizing by student members. The annual event allows the public to sample food from more than 30 countries as well as enjoy various cultural presentations by international students.

International Night is a celebration of the cultural diversity and appreciation that forms the foundation of ISC. “We consider this as our way of giving back to the community that has welcomed and supported us through the years,” added Nuzair Nuwais, ISC president.

Over the years, the event has drawn huge crowds and is arguably the biggest event coordinated by a student organization at UWG. Richard Morris, a student from England, and Annie Clinton, a student from Scotland, will emcee this year’s event. Members of the club will also showcase their respective cultures through dance and song.

“This is an opportunity for our students to share their food, fashion and customs with the UWG campus and Carrollton community,” said Kristin Etheredge, the international student advisor. “It gives them a chance to promote diversity and to provide a better understanding of other cultures.”

Admission is $5 for UWG students with ID, $7 for children under 12 and $8 for the rest of the community. Tickets are available in advance at the International Services and Programs Office in Row Hall, Room 229, or from participating international students.

For more information on International Night, call 678-839-5400.