University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings hosts 8th annual International Food Fair

March 28, 2011



Tracy Mouser, International Studies and Outreach, 657-1705
Aaron Clingingsmith, University Relations, 657-2243


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Essen, Tabemono, Nourriture, Shiwu; what do these phrases have in common? They all represent the same word, “food,” all of which will be brought to Billings from around the world on Thursday, March 31.



Montana State University Billings’ International Studies Club, in conjunction with local restaurants, have united to bring global cuisine to Billings for the 8th annual International Food Fair. This unique cultural and culinary experience will be held in the MSU Billings Student Union Building Ballroom. The event runs from 4-7 p.m. and will include sampling of foods and cultural education from around the world. Participants can experience the lives of international students without leaving Billings.


During the food fair, cuisine from Japan, China, Korea, Mexico, France, Canada, the Middle East, and Germany will be available. Servings range in cost from $1-$4. Beyond the food, international students will be sharing pieces of their country and language in a mutual cultural exchange. Multicultural music and photographs from various countries will set the mood. Activities include writing Japanese and Korean characters, learning the art of putting on kimonos, global trivia, raffles, and more will enhance the dining experience.


In addition, international students will be selling artwork with the proceeds going to the International Red Cross to help in the relief effort following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


For more information, contact the Office of International Studies at (406) 657-1705 or by emailing