International Dinner

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

Annual International Dinner

A collaborative effort of the International Education Center (IEC), the GCSU International Club, and the Office of University Advancement - the International Dinner invites guests to enjoy a wide selection of authentic dishes from around the world created from traditional recipes, plus a full evening of cultural presentations and performances by the students of the International Club. Throughout the evening, guests also learn information and updates about the university's important international and global engagement initiatives.

With health and safety in mind, the International Dinner transitioned to a virtual format for 2021. Although we were not be able to hold an in-person International Dinner, the International Club planned, organized and created a recorded virtual event to connect you with all your favorite parts of the evening: The talents of our students as displayed in the Cultural Heritage portion, plus the showcasing of traditional costumes, and some traditional dishes. You will surely also enjoy the contributions of Club alumni who participated from all around the world.

While a virtual tasting is not be possible via video, students share some of their favorite recipes, many of which have been handed down for generations within their families.

The students worked hard on this event alongside their studies and other responsibilities, and we hope that you enjoy it as much as they enjoyed making it.

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

The 35th Annual International Dinner was held on March 7, 2020. A popular highlight of both the GCSU and Milledgeville social calendars - the event's proceeds help fund scholarships that enable deserving international students to come to GCSU and historic Milledgeville each year. 

35th Annual International Dinner. March 7, 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 GCSU and people from the community, are helping students from other nations attend GCSU and achieve their academic goals.

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

Meet Tanvi Lonkar
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