University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings' International Food Festival set for March 28

March 21, 2012



Tracy Mouser, Office of International Studies, 657-1762
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


9th annual event brings together student culture and cuisine from around the world


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — While exploring different cultures can help us understand the world in which we live, there is one common language that breaks down all barriers and easily understood by everyone: Food!


Food from around the world will be focus for the 9th annual Montana State University Billings International Food Fair on Wednesday, March 28.


The culinary extravaganza, which is open to the public, will be held in the Student Union Ballroom at the MSU Billings four-year campus, 1500 University Drive, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  Food tickets will be available for purchase for $1 and items will be sold for between $1 and $4 each. 


Students in the MSU Billings International Studies Club, in conjunction with other MSU Billings organizations, bring cuisine from all over the world to Billings for this annual event. It’s a unique cultural and culinary experience that includes sampling of foods and cultural education from around the world. Participants can experience the worlds of the university’s international brothers and sisters without ever leaving the city.


Throughout the event, foods from countries like Japan, China, Korea, Mexico, France, Africa, the Middle East, and Germany will be available for from $1-$4 and the international students will be sharing pieces of their food and language in mutual cultural exchange. Photographs and decorations from around the world will set the mood. New this is year is an International Tea Lounge, hosted by Billings Foreign Friends and Families, so that guests can taste teas from around the world while talking about community connections with MSU Billings international students.   


For more information, contact Tracy Mouser in the MSU Billings Office of International Studies at 657-1762 or via e-mail at


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