The annual International Dinner took place at California State University, Bakersfield on Friday, April 12. The event was coordinated by The International Students Club and the Bakersfield community was invited. The International Dinner included many different forms of entertainment such as: live music and dances from different cultures. The location of the event took place in The Runner Café.
Elizabeth Rosas, 22, a student from CSUB, joined the international celebration. She said that CSUB events had always been her interest because she likes to be involved with new activities at the school.
Rosas said she went with some friends who are currently attending CSUB. She and her friends like to attend to school events because they like to be in the “school spirit,” she said.
“It was such a great and interesting night because I learned about different cultures,” Rosas said.
According to Dagmara Kanowski, a Coordinator from International Students and Programs at CSUB, the Annual International Dinner is the biggest fundraising event for the International Students club.
“Students from all over the world gather together to cook and serve their national dishes. They also prepare an artistic program – each year has different theme and program will follow it,” Kanowski said.
“I don’t know how many years it has been organized. I know it grew in the last 3 years, I would say that it has been in place since 2001 at least”, Kanowski said.