Join us on a flavorful trip around the world at the University of Minnesota Crookston’s annual International Dinners Series. The 2020 series highlights Taiwan, New Zealand, Ireland, and culminates with the International Dinner Finale. These dinners are scheduled for Monday, March 2, Monday, March 9, and Monday, March 23, with the finale on Monday, March 30. All March dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. The Finale Dinner starts at 5 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center, with demonstrations, table displays, and entertainment. The meal begins at 6 p.m. For tickets and information, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 ( Tickets are limited.

Individual Tickets for Adults: $20 meals in March; $25 for the final International Dinner on March 30; Individual Tickets for Children: $16 meals in March; $20 for the final International Dinner in late March; Series Tickets: Complete ticket set for all 4 meals are $75 for adults; Children (18 and under) are $60.

These dinners are family-friendly and they highlight diverse cultures worldwide.

  1. Monday, March 2, Taiwan – “The Discovery of Taiwan.” UMN Crookston senior, JZ, will present on the art of food, pop culture, tourism and animation of Taiwan; starting at 6 p.m.
  2. Monday, March 9, New Zealand – “Diversity of Sustainable Efforts and Tourism Opportunities." Come and meet Brad Morris, who will present on the sustainable efforts and the ever-growing market in tourism; starting at 6 p.m.
  3. Monday, March 23, Ireland – Ireland: "Journal of Legends, from Agriculture to Fairy Tales." Katie, a UMC soccer player, and an Agricultural Education major would love to show the heart of her country; starting at 6 p.m.
  4. Monday, March 30, Finale - 5:00 p.m. Bede Ballroom

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.

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