35th International Banquet & Show

The Association of International Students extends a special invitation to all area residents to its 35th Annual International Banquet & Show - a multicultural event that promotes the Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University. This year's theme is "Night of Nations".

It will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom & Theatre on the Missouri State campus (901 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897). Dozens of countries will be represented in this unique cultural celebration, whose proceeds benefit the Association of International Students Scholarship Fund.

To start off the evening, a buffet of exotic foods (prepared by students under the supervision of advisors and catering staff) will be served in the PSU Ballroom.  It will feature both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from around the globe. Coffee, iced tea and dessert will also be served.

After the banquet, the traditional cultural entertainment portion of the evening moves to the PSU Theatre. The show will include different dance routines, musical offerings, skits and other types of performances from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. Fashion shows will feature traditional costumes from different countries. It is a must-see cultural learning opportunity that is sure to open your eyes, and hearts, to other cultures.


Tickets (which cover both the dinner and the show) are $20 for the general public and $15 for students. Tickets will be available for purchase Monday through Friday from October 28 to November 14 (or until the tickets are sold out). They can be purchased at the following locations:

  1. The AIS ticket booth on the second floor of the Plaster Student Union (in front of Bear Entertainment Store). October 28-29 the booth will be outside the PSU
    Hours:  10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  2. The International Center/ International Student Services Office (Downtown Springfield)
    Jim D. Morris Center
    301 South Jefferson
    Springfield, MO 65806
    Hours:  9 am to 5 p.m.
  3. We will also deliver tickets locally with advanced payments. Please contact Ahmed at 417-619-3462.


For more information about the International Banquet and Show, call or email one of these contacts:

AIS Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AISatMSU


Tickets go on sale from Oct 28, 2013. Get yours before they are sold out!

General Tickets: $20
Student Tickets: $15



 Banquet Forms

    • Perfomance Application

    • Recipe Submission