International Fair focuses on diverse cultures

Have you always wanted to know about other cultures and the diversity right here in our community? If so, the International Fair is the event for you.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Brown Ballroom located inside the Bone Student Center.

“The International Fair has been the biggest multi-cultural exposition on campus for over 40 years, with the purpose to educate the community on different cultures and customs from around the world,” Matt Schwab, international house coordinator at the Office of International Studies and Programs, said.

The fair has free admission and is open to both students and community members.

The event will feature over 30 different Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and community groups; each presenting unique and interesting booths at the fair, Schwab said.

“Booths typically offer food, cultural items and educational displays about specific countries, regions or customs,” Schwab added.

The International Fair is set up in expo format, where guests are free to move to different booths at their leisure and interest, he said.

“Then a formal dance and music performances from the community and student organizations will follow a set schedule. This schedule can be found listed in the fair brochure that will be handed out as guests enter the event,” Schwab explained.

The performances will feature traditional dance, fashion and music, he added.

The assortment of international foods offered at the booths will be available for purchase. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food tickets from the United International Association RSO.

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