International Festival

You are invited to eat, explore, and engage in IUPUI’s global community at the International Festival

Each year, the IUPUI International Festival is a lively event for students, staff, faculty, and community members to celebrate the diversity of cultures at IUPUI and connect to international opportunities and resources. 

Save the date for the 2019 IUPUI International Festival:

Thursday, February 21, 2019
10:30am to 2:30pm
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. 

  • Eat FREE FOOD from around the world!
  • Enjoy global performances by dancers, musicians, and more
  • Explore international opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Stop by the Photo Booth and use #GlobalJags and #iloveifest on social media
  • Complete your GlobalJags Passport and win a prize
  • Attend an internationall themed lecture

2019 Festival Highlights... coming soon!

  • Meet our 2019 Exhibitors

    The exhibitor interest form is now open.  Learn more by clicking below!

    Once the exhibitors are finalized, the list will be updated here.

  • Learn something new!

    World Languages & Cultures Lectures

    Watch this space for 2019's Lecture Series coming soon!

  • Discover a new favorite food!

    Recipe submissions are now open!  International students and scholars are encouraged to share a taste of their home country with the help of Chartwells Catering.

    Once the application is closed 5-6 student and scholar submitted recipes from around the world will be selected and served at the festival itself.  Check back in late January to find out what recipes will be featured this year.


Be a part of the festival

It takes a lot of people to make the IUPUI International Festival a success each year, and there are plenty of ways you can get involved.

Join the Festival Team

We look to volunteers to help us set up, tear down, and make sure the festival runs smoothly.  If you'd like to volunteer on the day of the festival, submit your application below

Volunteer at the Festival

Be an exhibitor

40+ exhibitors have booths at the IUPUI International festival every year.  Want your organization to be one of them?  Check out exhibitor rules and registration.

Register for an exhibitor table

Get on stage

Almost all the performers are student, faculty, and staff.  Want to share your skills?  Fill out the form below before February 1, 2019 for the chance to get on stage.

Perform at the festival

 Please note that only individuals or groups who are affiliated with IUPUI and complete the performer registration form listed above will be able to perform on the day of the festival.


The 195 flags of the United Nations will be on display in the IUPUI Campus Center for the month of February on loan from the International Center's flag collection

Learn more about the flags »

Contact us at for more information!