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November 9, 2015

SVSU International Food Festival to feature cuisine from record number of students

The Saginaw Valley State University International Student Club is hosting its annual International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Marketplace at Doan cafeteria on the campus of SVSU.

Twenty-five countries from five continents will vie for the title of world's best cuisine as students from those nations prepare dishes from their native cultures. Based on past attendance, some 2,000 diners are expected to attend. The cafeteria will be decorated with flags and banners from the different cultures represented.

Students, faculty, and staff from across the globe will partner with SVSU Dining Services to cook for the public. Among the nations represented will be China, India, Nepal, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan.

The number of international students attending SVSU is at an all-time high, with 919 attending this year, up from 630 last fall. In total, there are students from 42 nations attending SVSU this year.

The International Food Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited. The cost is $8.50 per person. For more information, contact Zach Myers, marketing manager for SVSU Dining Services, at (989) 964-2118 or e-mail