International Dinner

A popular highlight of both the Georgia College and Milledgeville social calendars. The event's proceeds help fund scholarships that enable deserving international students to come to Georgia College and historic Milledgeville.
students in cultural attire on stage

Annual International Dinner

With health and safety in mind, the International Dinner will transition to a virtual format for 2021. While we will not be able to share a meal together, please join us online as the International Club presents a variety of engaging and enjoyable opportunities.

Dates and details will be shared in early 2021.

Thank you for your continued support of international students and international education at Georgia College!

The 35th Annual International Dinner was held on March 7, 2020.  An annual collaborative effort of the International Education Center (IEC), the Georgia College International Club, and the Office of University Advancement - and a popular highlight of both the Georgia College and Milledgeville social calendars - the event's proceeds help fund scholarships that enable deserving international students to come to Georgia College and historic Milledgeville each year. 

Guests enjoy a wide selection of authentic dishes from around the world created from traditional recipes and ingredients, plus a full evening of cultural presentations and performances by the students of the Georgia College International Club. Throughout the evening, guests also learn information and updates about the university's important international and global engagement initiatives.

Held in the magnificent Magnolia Ballroom on the Georgia College campus each spring, the event begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

The 36th International Dinner dates are still to be determined. It is usually held in March. Check back with us in the fall of 2020.


Tickets typically go on sale in February.  Space is limited. This popular event always sells out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets early! Guests may purchase individual or group tickets online with credit or debit card or may purchase by check or cash at the International Education Center. Donations to scholarships for GC international students may be made at the same time, either online or in person at the International Education Center.

For more information, contact the International Education Center by calling 478-445-4789. The International Education Center is located in the historic Bone House, across from the Old Governor's Mansion at 141 S. Clarke Street in Milledgeville, Georgia.

The office is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


At this yearly scholarship fundraiser, guests are treated to a wide diversity of authentic international cuisine served by the International Club and prepared from family and traditional recipes.  In addition to the cuisine, Georgia College's commitment to diversity, inclusive excellence, global engagement, and cultural understanding are also on display.

  • As guests walk through the international buffet of savory dishes and desserts, they have the opportunity to talk with the students who helped prepare the International Dinner and learn about the food and its flavors. The buffet always includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
  • During the Cultural Heritage Celebration segment, students share their native cultures through performances and explanations of song and dance.
  • The Fashion Show of traditional attire is always a crowd pleaser.
  • A multi-media presentation overviews the university's many international activities, including study abroad offerings and the faculty who make them happen. 
2019 International Dinner
2018 International Dinner
International Fest 2019
International Day 2018

Meet some more of our international students and learn how the Annual International Student Scholarship, the Global Scholars Fund, and other scholarships supported by International Dinner attendees, alumni, friends of Georgia College and people from the community, are helping students from other nations attend Georgia College and achieve their academic goals.

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"Slumdog Millionaire" actress and Georgia College Psychology major paints "Women of the World" to promote the unique cultures of women around the globe.

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