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Ethnic Dinner: India 2019

Friends of the International Center

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

Ethnic Dinner: India 2019

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RSVP Friends Member
This ticket price is available for members of the Friends of the International Center and provides admission to the February 23, 2019 Ethnic Dinner: India.
Ended $75.00 $4.81
RSVP International Visitors/UCSD Students
This ticket price is available for UCSD Visiting Scholars/Families and Students enrolled in a UCSD degree conferring program (does not include UCSD Extension) and provides admission to the February 23, 2019 Ethnic Dinner: India.
Ended $25.00 $2.28
RSVP Non-Friends/Community
This ticket price is available for Friends guests, community members, University Staff/Faculty, and all others not included in the other ticket groups and provides admission to the February 23, 2019 Ethnic Dinner: India.
Ended $100.00 $6.08
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Please join us for a fascinating evening exploring some of India's lesser-traveled areas, including Northeast India known as the 7 sisters and 1 brother as we present:

Friends of the International Center's Scholarship Fundraiser and Annual Ethnic Dinner on

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:30 pm

in the Great Hall (I-House at UCSD)

This will be our 120th Ethnic Dinner and we are confident that you are in store for a memorable evening that will include not only a pre-dinner musical performance but also an after-dinner illustrated talk that will definitely broaden your knowledge and appreciation of India's vast cultural beauty.

Please note the menu is subject to change

Egg Shoap(Assam)


Thenthuk(Arunachal Pradesh)

Sesame Kaffir Lime Chicken Curry(Assam) 

Bamboo steamed fish(Nagaland

Vawksa Rep(Mizoram) 


Paanch Phoron Tarkari(Mizoram) 


Chakhao Kheer(Manipur)

For Vegetarians: Brinjal(eggplant) & Vegetarian Jadoh  (Meghalaya) 


After dinner, guests will be treated to an illustrated talk entitled "Exploring Northeast India and Less Well-Traveled Areas of India" by the always-entertaining Evolutionary Biologist, UC San Diego Professor, Chris Wills who will have just returned from these areas.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED and are DUE BY Wednesday, February 13th. Please note any seating requests on your reservation order!

If you wish to volunteer, please contact Liz Fong Wills at


Where is the International House's Great Hall?

The Great Hall is the "upper floor" in the International House - the building with the large glass windows just east of the Pangea parking structure across North Scholars Drive and flanked by Thurgood Marshall and International Lanes.

Is there a vegetarian or other special meal option?

This dinner has a vegetarian and pescatarian meal option; however we do not have a gluten free option and regret any inconvenience this may cause.

How do I request seating with my friend(s)?

Please email any seating requests to, providing full name(s) in your party as well as the name(s) of those you wish to sit with. We will do our best to accommodate your request though thank you in advance for your understanding if we are unable to honor your request.  

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to attend. You must have an ID showing you are over 21 to be served an alcoholic beverage. We regret that this event is not suitable for children.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The closest parking lot is the Pangea Parking Structure (off of Pangea Drive) - there are handicap parking spaces.  

Here are UCSD's parking rules re: free parking

On the main UCSD campus on Saturdays and Sundays, and between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. weekdays, park without charge in any A, B, S, or metered space except in spots that post any of these parking limitations: 

  • A permit required 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Disabled
  • U.C. vehicles only
  • Service yard
  • Loading zone
  • Reserved
  • Special event reserved
  • No parking 2–5 a.m.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Liz Fong Wills at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you are unable to attend the event, your registration/ticket is transferrable, although we ask that if you give your ticket to another, that they be entitlted to the same pricing option as you, and that you also send us an email notifying us of the change at

Is my registration/ticket refundable?

We regret that we are unable to offer refunds since we are required to guarantee a guest count and further ask for your consideration that this is a fundraising event to support international acadmic scholarships. 


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When & Where

International House, Great Hall, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr
between Scholars Drive N, Thurgood Marshall & International Lanes
La Jolla, CA 92093

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PST)

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Friends of the International Center

The Friends of the International Center (Friends) is a fifty-seven-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, located on the campus of UC San Diego, whose mission is to support international education, to foster friendship, understanding, and cooperation within the international community, and to create a meeting place on the UC San Diego campus for people who share these aims.

The Friends operates daily programs, including a Resale Shop, in addition to holding special events. More information can be found online at Donations are accepted and are used to support academic scholarships for UC San Diego students and for programs supporting our international community. 

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