With food and performances from around the world, the International Student Club coffeehouse will highlight the many cultures represented at Goshen College on Saturday.
“Goshen College has lots of international students, and we want to show the different cultures to everyone,” said Pamela Pauw, a junior and one of the event organizers.
The coffeehouse starts in the Fellowship Hall at 5 p.m. as those lucky enough to get tickets will enjoy culinary dishes from around the world. After the meal, the coffeehouse will continue with student performances and a short PowerPoint presentation in Sauder Concert Hall.
Performances will feature music, dance and skits celebrating cultural diversity. A short PowerPoint presentation will share a few basic facts about the Dominican Republic, France, Japan and Kenya.
“We want people to come and learn something,” said Pauw, “to learn about a new culture.”
Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards an international charity. Last year, money from the event went toward the Mennonite Central Committee hurricane relief effort in Haiti.
The dinner and performance are both open to the community. “It’s a family kind of show, but I really hope that Goshen College students come to see it too,” said Pauw.
Tickets to the dinner are sold out. Show tickets are still available at $6 for students and $10 for non-students.