By Kenna Warsinske
International student events are among the most underrated parts of living in a college town. Events that teach you about the heritage of other cultures as well as delicious meals, often for free—it’s a foodie’s dream.
The theme for this year’s annual International Students Spring Festival is “Stories Our Mama Told Us When We Were Young,” and you can expect a lot of home-style dishes from around the globe. In keeping with the theme, the international groups will host booths that recreate their own “Living Rooms of the World,” where 15 cultural student groups will share stories and myths from their cultures.
Home-style dishes and storytelling in a giant international living room? Yes, please.
The event is sponsored by International Students of OSU (ISOSU) which has been around for nearly 40 years putting on cultural events and sharing the history of the world. If you’re not hungry, there will be a variety of performances on two different stages, including a fashion show, African drummers, Taiko drummers, Brazilian dancers, and Chinese lion dancers. It’s all free and all happening out in the Memorial Union Quad during Moms & Families Weekend, so it’ll be hard to miss. Just head to OSU and follow the sound of drums and the smell of home cooking.
The International Spring Festival is in the Memorial Union Quad on Sunday, May 4 from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.