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International Dinner Series

By Maggie Mills on
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Delight in the taste of the world through the University of Minnesota Crookston’s annual International Dinners Series. The 2017 series highlights Bangladesh, South Africa, Mongolia, and the International Dinner Finale. These dinners are scheduled for Monday, March 6, Monday, Marchinternational students with rae french 20, and Monday, March 27, with the finale on Wednesday, April 5. All dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. For tickets and information, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 ( Tickets are limited.

Individual Tickets for Adults: $20 meals in March; $25 for the final International Dinner on April 5; Individual Tickets for Children: $15 meals in March; $20 for the final International Dinner in April; Series Tickets: Complete ticket set for all 4 meals are $75 for adults; Children (18 and under) are $65.

These dinners are family friendly and a highlight for people interested in culture.

Monday, March 6, Bangladesh- “Life Happens Here: Bangladesh” features presenter, Imran Mahmud; starting at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 20, South Africa- “South Africa: The Rainbow Nation” features presenters Scott Pearce & Diane Cilengi; starting at 6 p.m.

Monday, March 27, Mongolia- “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky: Mongolia” features presenter, Urangoo Battulga; starting at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5, Final International Dinner- starting 5 p.m. booth displays in the Northern Lights Lounge; 6 p.m. International Dinner & Show; The dinner series concludes with dances, singing, instruments, and more. There will be booths on display, food from several countries, and International students from fourteen different countries.

The International Dinner Series is a longstanding tradition at the U of M Crookston and highlights the culture and cuisine of selected countries annually. To learn more about international programs, visit

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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