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The Muhibbah Club, Wilson’s international student organization, will host a dinner featuring dishes from around the world March 7.

Club members, representing countries and cultures from around the world, will showcase specialties from their homelands for the annual event. The club invites the community to come out, share in the cuisine and enjoy a performance by students featuring native music and dances.

The event takes place in Jensen Dining Hall in Lenfest Commons.

Created as a place for international students to come together with fellow internationals, the club today welcomes anyone.

Muhibbah is a Malaysian word meaning unity among nations. It best describes this international, intercultural group that is by no means confined to international students.

Diverse populations of students representing about every continent in the world come together to create eclectic dinners, cultural evenings and other activities to promote cultural awareness.

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Muhhibah seeks to build connections with other universities and colleges to co-sponsor activities.

This year’s Muhibbah Club president is Alyssa Fell. This semester’s international students come from over 15 different countries, including Albania, Canada, Nepal, Vietnam, Armenia, Australia, South Korea, Pakistan and Uganda.

The International Experience

The dinner features a variety of international foods, including:

  • Appetizers – Poutine, Gimbap, Tajadas de Plátano, Bak Wan
  • Entrées – Chicken Tikka Masala with basmati rice, Tave Kosi, Byrek me Spinaq
  • Side Dishes – East African Pilau, potato bake, Dolma with cabbage
  • Soups – Miso and cheddar cheese
  • Desserts – Macaroons, Nazook, beaver tails, rice pudding
  • Beverages –  Matcha, spa water, lassi, coffee/tea

After dinner, members of the Muhibbah Cub will entertain the audience with traditional dances, poems and other performances.

Dinner tickets are available for $10 each. Dinner Reservations are required and must be made by Feb. 28. The performance is free, and open to the public at the end of the dinner.

To reserve dinner tickets, contact club adviser Crystal Lantz at [email protected] and provide your name and number of tickets needed. Payment (cash or check) for tickets will be collected at the door.

The Muhibbah Club will also accept donations at the performance. All donations, as well as a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales, will go to Project Big Love. The nonprofit Big Love helps families with back-to-school needs such as backpacks, school supplies, shoes, haircuts and groceries.

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