On Friday, Nov. 8, Lorain County Community College hosted the annual International Dinner. The Student Senate began planning this event at the end of October and worked daily to put it all together.The event included dinner, a murder mystery game, a photobooth, and a DJ to keep things upbeat.
The dinner is held every year as a welcome to the international students. “We try to time it up right before the holidays each year because we realize that many of them may not have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner,” explained Brendan Bennett, consultant for the student senate and former senate president. “It’s also nice because American students come and they get to learn about the international students and the international programs at LCCC.”
The student senate has a budget to host monthly events for American and international students. “We shoot for 50/50 to provide the best opportunity for both types of students to be able to learn from each other,” Bennett explained.
“They provide you with a window to look at so many different corners of the world,” said Annouska Remmert, LCCC’s director of international education, said of international students. Remmert said the program “builds bridges between nations.”
“The dinner was an overall success. Like any event the senate has, we try to evaluate it and try to find new things to improve for next
year,” said Bennett, “I feel like everyone had a good time. They like getting dressed up with their friends and having an opportunity to meet other students,” he continued. “We are proud of what we were able to put together and we’re happy that all of the students that attended had a great time.”