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International Dinner Committee

The International Dinner Committee is in charge of organizing the popular “fun” and “gezellige” dinners every three to four weeks. The goal of these dinners is for international students to showcase and celebrate the food, culture, and vibe of their home country. Participants can enjoy traditional meals and experience a different culture’s culinary traditions. Every time, we invite three students from the same country to cook a delicious three-course meal. In between the meals, we organize activities to introduce you to the culture of the country. We hope to see you soon!

Our committee 2021-2022 consists of:

Hannah von Paczynski – President | Hello everyone! My name is Hannah and I am the president of the International Dinner Committee 2021/22. I am 21 years old and in my third year of the Psychology Bachelor at the RUG. Together with my fellow lovely committee members, I am organizing themed dinners every month. My tasks are to keep track of all the To-do’s as well as making sure that everything goes smoothly and that everyone has a great time! Next to my passion for food, I enjoy dancing Hip-Hop and Dancehall, as well as going for a coffee with friends. If you want to enjoy a delicious three-course meal while connecting with new people, join our events! I hope to see you soon.

Giulia Vicari – Secretary | Hi! My name is Giulia Vicari and I’m from Italy. I am the secretary for the International Dinner Committee and my main goal is to keep track of everything going on during our weekly meeting. However, I don’t just gather and organize information, but I actively take part in debate and conversation, providing advice and ideas as everyone else in the group does. Furthermore, I engage in every activity or event we run as a team, doing whatever is necessary in order to ensure a good result. Everything we do has a main goal: make sure that you’ll enjoy our International dinner events! We’re waiting for you to come to our dinners!

Beatrice Roncarati – Treasurer | Hi everyone! My name is Bea and I will be the treasurer for the International Dinner Committee. I’m 20 years old, I’m from Bologna and I’m in my second year in the Bachelor of Biology at RUG.
My role in the committee is to keep track of the budget and to plan how much money the committee will spend during the events. My favorite food is pasta alla carbonara. A fun fact about me, I break the stereotypes: I’m Italian but hate garlic and onions.

Michelle Leusink – PR coordinator | Hi there! I’m a 22-year-old Dutch girl whose task it is to make all the promotional material for the ESN socials to convince everyone to join our fun dinners! I’m also the one that makes pictures during the dinners to make sure these memorable nights won’t be forgotten… Fun facts: I’m a big Friends fan (Chandler all the way) and memorize almost every line, I’m a huge cheese-lover and I ALWAYS listen to music. Literally always… Hope to see you soon during one of our dinners!

Valerie de Dompierre – Activity Coordinator | Hola!! My name is Valerie and my friends call me Vale. I’m Chilean and have moved a lot during my 24 years on this earth! Right now I’m doing my premaster in marketing at the RUG. At the ID committee I’m the activity coordinator and am in charge of organizing the activities for the event. I also love brainstorming ideas for decorations, details and of course the menus of the dinners since I am very passionate about other cultures and food… I am also a wannabe dj during the events…
Tacos make me smile and dancing and spending time with friends even more so 😉 See you at our next event!!

Fanny Montfort – Evaluator | Heya I’m Fanny, the evaluator of the International Dinner Committee. I’m 19, half French and half Senegalese and currently studying international law at RUG. My role in this committee is to evaluate our dinners. I do so mainly through an evaluation form that I create beforehand and later on ask the participants to fill it in in order to know what they think about our events! I also write an evaluation report for each event.
Favourite food: poke bowl and sushi 🙂 Fun fact: I don’t have the patience to cook but my love for food is a pretty good motivation.

Love from the International Dinner Committee 21/22