Thank you Zagol for Offering a Taste of Ethiopia!

Ethiopian restaurant owner Shita Yenenh offered a variety of delicious dishes last night at the International Center’s second Taste of the City.  About 45 NNIC friends and family members learned about Ethiopian cuisine and enjoyed one another’s company.  “Aww… Thanks! It was a wonderful evening. I loved how it was a woman-owned restaurant and she had such pride in her food,” was the comment from Grace Nichols.  Look out for the next International Taste of the City at the beginning of fall when we’ll feature the delights of Turkey!

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Global Gala Quiz 2015 

Last month, NNIC hosted its annual Global Gala at John Asuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. The event proved to be another successful fundraiser for NNIC. Each year, guests are challenged with a Global Gala Quiz, where they must work with their table to answer questions related to the international world. This year, a group visiting from Belarus won! Do you know enough about the world to take Global Gala Quiz? Remember, no internet or outside sources.

Global Gala Quiz

If you would like to have your quiz answers reviewed by NNIC, you can submit your quiz to our Facebook page.

NNIC Hosts Second International Taste of the City at Zagol’s on April 27, 2015

The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) will host International Taste of the City on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant. This an opportunity to experience the food and culture of different nations through unique partnerships with local ethnic restaurants. This will be the second International Taste of the City since October.

Zagol owners will provide in-depth cultural context to each course as well as traditional dining style during the event – allowing guests to completely become immersed in the Ethiopian experience.

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant, the only Ethiopian restaurant in the area, is located on 855 East Fourth Street and serves traditional injera bread with main courses and desserts. Tickets are $65 for the event and can be purchased through NNIC’s website. Participation is limited to 50 people. No walk-in tickets available.


Second annual Northern Nevada Academic WorldQuest held at the University of Nevada, Reno February 7, 2015.

On Saturday, February 7th, the Northern Nevada International Center and the University of Nevada Honors Program were proud to again co-host the Northern Nevada Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) competition! The purpose of this competition is to bring more international awareness to those who will one day become our future leaders, and select a local team to compete against over 70 other teams across the USA. Congratulations to the participating team from McQueen High School, whose team won for the second year in a row, besting teams from Reno High, Sage Ridge School and The Davidson Academy in the process. As a result, McQueen’s team will attend the national competition in Washington, DC in April.  Good luck to McQueen High School Mentor Julie Wakefield and Team Members Aidan Druitt (who was on last year’s winning team as well), Luke Pusich, Watson Jia, and Sean Cronan as they represent Northern Nevada in our nation’s capital!

Congratulations to McQueen High School and all the participants of the second annual Academic WorldQuest.  Click on the link below to view the results.

Northern NV WorldQuest results 2015

Second annual Northern Nevada Academic WorldQuest held at the University of Nevada, Reno February 7, 2015.


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