PITTSBURG — Empanadas, bubble tea and national soups and other international dishes from 13 different countries will be on the menu during the International Food and Culture Fair hosted by Pittsburg State University students from around the world.

People can sample the food, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial auditorium. It will be followed by cultural performances at 6:30 to 8 p.m. on stage in the auditorium.

This event is open to the community and the entry fee is $1 per person, plus $1 per food sample while supplies last.

With the assistance of the Office of International Programs and Services, PSU International Student Association students who come from China, Paraguay, India, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Brazil, Pakistan, Banghladesh, Kazkhstan, Africa, Chile and Saudi Arabia will all be in attendance.

The event is a good opportunity for international students to introduce their culture to the Pittsburg community and surrounding area, International Student Association Advisor Vickie Mense said.

“They really enjoy sharing,” she said.

The cultural performances will represent each country through song and dance.

“As part of African student association, we will be showcasing some modern African dances," Michael Brou, a student in Finance said in a release. "We are putting together a performance with a modern African tune and a traditional feel. We have been participating at the event every year and each year gets more exciting than the previous."

The international students have been extremely dedicated and excited to put on the event for fellow students and the community, previous fair Master of Ceremonies Jackie Leo said in a release.

"The event is most valuable to the community," Leo said. "It’s a small version of the United Nations."

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on twitter @pittstephpotter.