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International students share favorite recipes with peers

On Nov. 19, Lyon international students shared a taste of home with their classmates for International Education Week. 

“I think this is an awesome event. Everyone can come out and eat dishes from all over the world… It’s amazing for me not only to share but also to try everyone else's food,” said senior Devon Browne, of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. 

International Education Week is a joint effort between the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Education to promote international exchange. 

“Colleges and universities all over the world are celebrating,” said International Student Advisor Joni Bube. 

Student dishes included everything from English tea time snacks, like Victoria Sponge, to dishes reserved for national celebrations, like Pastel De Choclo.

Lyon College is a private liberal arts college in Arkansas. The oldest college in Arkansas with its original charter, Lyon is located in Batesville, a historic town of 10,000 named by USA Today as the best city to live in the state. Listed among Forbes “Top American colleges," Lyon currently enrolls almost 700 undergraduate students, and 99 percent of its graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.