The Globally Minded Student Association held its 24th annual International Dinner on April 13 to celebrate the University of St. Thomas and its dedication to international education and exchange. The sold-out event was attended by 400 students, faculty and staff.

This year’s menu featured food from all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Uganda, India, China, Thailand, Korea, France and Brazil. In addition to the diverse food, the event also featured eight different performances including a student-recorded movie, St. Olaf Taiko Drummers, a violinist, bands, Salsa dancers, belly dancers and singers.

The Global Citizenship Awards and International Student Scholarships were awarded at the event, which also featured a special recognition of Dr. Paul Schons, the long-time St. Thomas faculty member and founder of the study abroad program, who died in October.

Globally Minded Student Organization board members.

Globally Minded Student Association board members (photo courtesy of Dat Nguyen)