ISF invites students to eat ‘like no other’

Photo by Phil Brahm A smorgasbord of international foods offered by ISF on Sibley Day.
Photo by Phil Brahm A smorgasbord of international foods offered by ISF on Sibley Day.
Photo by Phil Brahm
A smorgasbord of international foods offered by ISF on Sibley Day.

Ana Castillo | Reporter
Feb. 17, 2016; 8:30 p.m.

Lindenwood’s International Student Fellowship (ISF) invited students to “eat their way around the world” for Sibley Day.

With foods from Eastern Europe, Brazil, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Vietnam, ISF celebrated Sibley Day by providing students with the opportunity to taste culture through food. Alissa Murray, the LSGA representative for ISF, helped organize the event.

“We tried to get food from regions that were from all over the world to fit with the them,” Murray said, “and we wanted to get food that students from Lindenwood might not be as familiar with.”

It took Murray and the ISF volunteers months to organize the event. According to her, the planning paid off.

“I am really happy with the amount of people that showed up and are enthusiastic to try international foods,” she said. “People seem pretty satisfied.”

One of the attendees, Maíra Prata, really enjoyed the event. She said, “I always think it is very fun when we get to experience even a little bit of the different cultures of people that go to Lindenwood.”

There were not only American volunteers at the event, but also international students who donated their time to help ISF. Tżng Lż, a sophomore at Lindenwood, served food. Lż’s motivation to volunteer was a mirror of what ISF had previously done for her.

“They help us a lot while we, international students, are here at Lindenwood, so I saw it as an opportunity to give back,” Lż said.

ISF has helped international students on campus get settled to the American life style, sources say.

Murray added, “Our mission with ISF is to give international students a place where they can meet Americans and other international students to learn about each others culture.”

ISF meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Evans Commons. All students are welcome.

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