International Dinner Series at the U of M, Crookston Features Food and Culture from Korea, Dubai, and Panama

The popular International Dinner Series brings the wonderful flavors of food and culture from countries from across the world to the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. The 2010 dinner series features Korea, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), and Panama. Students from each of these countries will share their favorite dishes and a special presentation related to their home country.

Advanced tickets are available for $12 for an individual evening or $40 for the entire series. Children tickets are available for $10 for an evening and $35 for the series. Contact Rae French, coordinator of study abroad at 218-281-8339 ( for tickets or more details.

The dinners kick off on March 1 with the country of Korea; March 8 the featured country is Dubai; followed by Panama on March 22. On March 31 is the international dinner finale. Dinner is served each evening at 6 p.m. Details for the 2010 International Dinner Series include:

March 1 - Join Senior Eun Hye "Halie" Kang, a communication major, as she presents "The Women's Role in Korea" while guests enjoy Korean food served family style. Traditional music and special selections from the U of M, Crookston theater will be performed.

March 8 - Learn about "The Man Made City" of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. You will taste delicacies from Pakistan. Junior Shozab Mahmood Khan, a bachelor of manufacturing management major, was born in Pakistan but grew up in Dubai he will share more about both of these interesting countries.

March 22 - Dancing and great food will highlight an evening featuring the country of Panama. Enjoy tasting the wonderful food  and learning more about the culture of Latin America with Senior Irma De La Guardia, a business management major.

March 31 - The International - Multicultural Club will host an evening talent showcase, along with demonstrations, table displays, and entertainment from countries all over the world. At 4:30 p.m. students will present a showcase of talent followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. This dinner concludes the international dinner series for 2010.

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

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Contact: Rae French, coordinator of study abroad at 218-281-8339 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (