UWG Prepares for 29th Annual International Night

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The University of West Georgia will celebrate the 29th Annual International Night on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, starting at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will begin when the doors open and entertainment will begin at 8:00 p.m. The event is hosted by and celebrates UWG’s International Student Club and its culturally diverse members. This year’s event theme is “World Wide Wolves.”

“International Night is our way of showing the UWG community the uniqueness of our various homelands and opening them to our customs the way they have opened us to theirs,” said Carlos Harry, the ISC president.

International Night is one of the biggest events organized by a student organization on UWG’s campus. The event is a showcase of the various nationalities that call UWG home and has drawn massive crowds since its inception. This year’s guests can plan to enjoy food and performances from over 30 countries, including a fashion show involving over 15 countries.

“It is a chance for us to promote diversity and to help provide a better understanding of other cultures and a great way to experience the world without ever having to leave the UWG campus,” said Kristin Etheredge, international student advisor at UWG’s International Services and Programs. “I also hope that this event will encourage UWG students to study abroad.”

The emcees for the event are Daniel Sanchez Carretero, from Catalonia, Spain, and Elvina Ganbarova, from Azerbaijan. Various Carrollton-area food vendors will also contribute food to the event.

Admission is $5 for UWG students with ID, $7 for children below the age of 12 and $8 for all other guests. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance through the International Services and Programs office and from participating international students.