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Taste of OSU 2012 delivers international cuisine and cultural performances

Taste of OSU 2012The Office of International Affairs, along with more than 30 Ohio State student organizations and the University Residences & Dining Services chefs, are coming together to prepare an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances for the campus community at the 2012 Taste of OSU, which is set for Friday, January 27 from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

The event is free and open to all Ohio State students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends. Tickets to purchase small samplings of international foods cost $1 each (Cash and BuckID only). The student organizations will prepare foods with an international flavor that are characteristic of their home countries.

“Taste of OSU enables students from different cultures to share some of the cuisine from their home countries with the campus community,” said Dieter Wanner, Associate Provost Global Strategies and International Affairs. “The event provides the students with a leadership and team building opportunity and allows all of us to experience the growth of our international community at Ohio State first-hand.”

The evening will be highlighted by the international foods, cultural exhibits and performances presented by the student organizations.

A wide range of campus departments come together in support of Taste of OSU, which last year attracted some 4,000 people. Sponsors of the event include: Office of International Affairs, Undergraduate Student Government, University Residences & Dining Services, UA/FYE, and Coca-Cola.

Taste of OSU 2012 is also on Facebook - share the event with friends and family.

Student organizations who will be showcasing foods include:

Cultural performance will be presented by the following student organizations:

  • African Youth League
  • Bangladesh Student Association
  • Chinese Circle of Communication
  • Dance Coalition
  • Hellenic Student Association
  • Indian American Association
  • Indian Students Association
  • Indonesian Student Association
  • Laotian American Organization
  • Lebanese Student Organization
  • Natya
  • Pakistani American Students Association
  • Pilipino Student Association
  • Somali Students Association
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Thai Student Association

Cultural exhibits will also be presented by the following student organizations:

  • Hellenic Student Association
  • Hong Kong Student Association
  • Italian Club at Ohio State University
  • Pakistani American Students Association

Taste of OSU 2011 Winners

Best Food

  1. Sri Lankan Association
  2. Iranian Cultural Association
  3. Lebanese Student Association

Best Cultural Exhibit

  1. Indian Students Association
  2. Sri Lankan Association
  3. Iranian Cultural Association

Cultural Performance

  1. Indian American Association: "Bollywood Bonanza"
  2. Indonesian Student Association: "Sayaw sa Bangko (Dance on Top of a Bench)"
  3. Indian Students Association: "Aaje Nachle"

Food Ticket Sales

  1. Kuwaiti Student Association
  2. Taiwanese Student Association
  3. Indian Students Association

View photos and videos from 2011 Taste of OSU.

About the Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs advances high quality international education programs, scholarships and service activities to promote global opportunities for Ohio State, its faculty, staff and students. For more information, please visit oia.osu.edu.