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Uganda - Street Style Samosav

Bangladesh - Chickpea Saladv

Belgium - Gentse (Chicken soup)

Ethiopia - Doro Wat (Spiced Chicken Dish)

India - Vegetable Kormav

Germany - Black Forest Cake


If you have special dietary requests, please submit them to by Monday, April 13, 2024. All menu items are processed in the same facility. We will make every attempt to honor your requests; however, menu items may come into contact with wheat, eggs, nuts, soy, and dairy.

Intl Banqet 2024

2024 International Banquet - April 20, 2024

General Admission:  $35 per person
Student Admission: $15 per student
Table Sponsorship:  $300 per table (includes 8 banquet tickets - more information)*

You can purchase tickets using the following methods:

  • In person at the Information Center, Student Union (general and student admission only)
  • Purchase them online here. Tickets are not available online the day of show.
  • By phone by calling 608.785.8877. Tickets can be mailed at no additional charge if time permits.
  • Payment by debit or credit only.  No cash or checks accepted.
  • *For Table Sponsorship tickets click here.

Tickets purchased online or by phone can be picked up at the Information Center during regular business hours. All sales are final. There will be no refunds or exchanges for ticket sales.

2024 International Banquet

Saturday, April 20, 2024 

Global Citizenship Showcase
Union Bluffs Ballroom, Student Union | 5–6 p.m.

6–9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Union Bluffs Ballroom, Student Union, UWL

Featuring food from around the world and performances by local musicians and dancers.

Purchase Tickets Today!

2024 marks the 59th anniversary of the International Banquet. The UW-La Crosse International Education & Engagement (IEE) invites the La Crosse community to attend the 2024 International Banquet!

The International Banquet began as a celebration and an opportunity to share the rich diversity and culture the international students & scholars bring to UW-La Crosse and the community and is now a celebration of all our international connections. The Banquet includes entertainment performed by international students/staff/faculty/community members and an internationally themed menu. A variety of meat and vegetarian options are provided as a buffet.

Global Citizenship Showcase

Join us ahead of time for a poster session and display of our area's global reach. While socializing with each other and our international students, take time to peruse the posters and displays in the Union Bluffs Foyer. Our international students, study abroad students, faculty, and community are invited to showcase their international experiences and international projects to the community. Interested in showcasing your project or experience? Click here!

Altman & Wimberly Award Nominations due March 31, 2024

Nominations are being sought from the UWL community for the following awards to be announced at the 59th International Banquet. The nomination period closes on March 31, 2024. We appreciate you taking the time to nominate others for their efforts!

  • Altman Award:  Recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of international education at UW-La Crosse in three categories:
    • Leadership (UWL faculty/staff/department) - Past recipients include Haixia Lan, John Porcari, Adam Van Liere, Ruthann Benson, and Gary Gilmore
    • University Service (UWL faculty/staff/department) - Past recipients include Nathan Schlavensky & Abby Wojahn, It Make$ Cents,  David Anderson, and UWL Information Technology Services.
    • Community Service (UWL affiliated or community member) - Past recipients include Beth Franklin, Global Initiatives Week Planning Committee, Ale Quartiroli, Ayesha Patnaik, Ron Kind, and Ron Rada
  • Wimberly Award - Recognizes an outstanding UWL/community individual or organization that has contributed to the development of long-term excellence in international programming at UW-La Crosse.  Past recipients include Tim McAndrews, Academic Programs International (API), Mao Zheng, and CEA Study Abroad.

Please complete the following survey to submit nominations for these awards, including 3-4 sentences about why you feel the nominee is worthy of the award.

International Student Academic Excellence/Internationalization Award Nominations due March 31, 2024

This award recognizes one outstanding international student for academic achievement and contributions to the internationalization of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. This award is only offered to graduating international undergraduate students that have met all graduation requirements. 

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