MSUB Hosts 17th International Food Fair on March 23
March 23, 2022
by Kelly McCandless | photo courtesy of MSU Billings
17th Annual International Food Fair | MSUB
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
10:00 PM— 1:00 AMUTC
For the first time since 2019, the International Food Fair is back at Montana State University Billings, March 23 from 4-7 p.m. in Rimrock Café on the university campus. The event is open to the public with tickets just $16 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Funds raised through admission will support the MSUB Multicultural Club, one of the event hosts.
Also hosted by MSUB’s Office of International Studies, international students representing 11 different countries and regions from around the world will work alongside Sodexo Food Services to prepare signature meals from their home countries. Countries and areas represented include Turkmenistan, India, Japan, South Korea, Southern Africa, China, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Nepal, and the Nordic Region
The International Food Fair, now in its 17th year, allows students from around the world who have chosen to study at MSUB the opportunity to showcase their home countries’ cultures to their peers and the wider Billings community. The public is invited to attend the annual event and enjoy the international cuisine in a diverse atmosphere, as well as experience the world beyond Billings by engaging with MSUB’s international students.
“Food, drink, and celebrations are the heart and soul of any culture,” says Paul Foster, Ph.D., director of the Office of International Studies. “For many years, MSUB has highlighted the cuisines of the homelands of our international students and used the International Food Fair to create a bridge between our local cultures and those of the wider world. The fair is one of the highlights of the spring social calendar on campus and in Billings.”
The event serves as a major fundraiser for the MSUB Multicultural Club. Tickets to the food fair can be purchased at the door for $16 for adults; $9 for children 12 and under; or for the cost of one meal swipe for MSUB students with a meal plan.
Kelly McCandless is a Billings native who loves a well-planned adventure, being outdoors when the weather is nice, historic fiction and hot coffee. She’s passionate about writing, cooking, education, travel and doing all of these things with her husband Ryan and their two incredible daughters