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ISU international night a big success

ISU held its annual international night on Saturday.

Organizers said they planned for 400 to 500 people, but had way more than expected. Sanjay Thakur, organizer, said he estimated with the number of tickets they gave out, that throughout the night they ended up with around 900 people.

International night is designed to showcase all ISU’s international students. This year, more than 40 countries were represented by ISU students.

There was food, music, dancing and prizes reflective of several countries. There were 16 performances from different countries. There was also a flag show to showcase ISU’s international students.

Organizers said they planned and worked on the event for months. They also received $5,000 in donations from sponsors to help make it possible.

Both performers and guests enjoyed the night.

“This is really nice to see,” said Sabin Subedi, one of the performers who is from Nepal. “Okay, this is how they dance in their culture. This is how they portray their cultural differences. It’s really nice to see all these differences.”

“I can’t put it into words actually like how much fun,” said Sandeep Singhrai, a dancer from India. “As soon as it’s done I”m definitely going to miss it again.”

“I love it,” said Tabor Kluza, who has been to international night a few times. “It’s a great way to stay in Pocatello but experience the world out there. And they put them together really well.”

“Well i think it’s great that we have so many different students here who are from different countries,” said Matt Van Leuven, who was attending international night for the first time. “So it’s great for us all to kind of get to know things about each other.”

“We love it,” said Dan Reinhold, a frequent guest at international night. “My wife and i both went to school here many years ago and we came as students and so it’s been a tradition we’ve tried to do as often as we can.
And so we think it’s neat to be exposed to different places and to see what make different countries unique.”

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