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 for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card or water bottle
  • Complete your GlobalJags Passport and win a prize
  • Attend a lecture

2018 Festival Highlights

  • Meet our 2018 Exhibitors

    • Asian Student Union at IUPUI (ASU)
    • Burmese Students Association (BSA)
    • Community of Practice on Intercultural Learning 
    • Confucius Institute in Indianapolis
    • Consulate of Mexico in Indianapolis
    • Egyptian Student Organization
    • ELS Language Centers
    • English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP)
    • Exodus Refugee Immigration
    • Friends of Fulbright-Argentina
    • German Club at IUPUI
    • Global and International Studies Program
    • Global Gifts
    • Immigrant Welcome Center
    • Indian Student Cultural Association at IUPUI
    • Indiana Members Credit Union
    • Indy Eleven
    • Indy Internationals
    • International Club at IUPUI
    • Iranian Student Association
    • IU Alumni Association
    • IU Center for Global Health/AMPATH
    • IU School of Liberal Arts
    • IUPUI Office of International Affairs
    • IUPUI Student Health
    • IUPUI Study Abroad Office
    • IUPUI University Library
    • National Student Exchange Program
    • Native American Student Alliance
    • Omiyo African Expressions 
    • Playground Productions Studio 
    • Program for Intensive English
    • Saudi Students Club at IUPUI
    • Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SOHO)
    • Scientific Toasters at IU School of Medicine
    • Scottish Society of Indianapolis
    • Spanish Conversation Club at IUPUI
    • The International Center
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Learn something new!

    World Languages & Cultures Lectures, Campus Center, CE 305 and 309

    10:00-10:30am, CE 305
    “Delivering Education, Healthcare, and Nutrition in Rivers State, Nigeria”
    Tijen Demirel-Pegg, Department of Political Science & International Studies

    10:30-11:00am, CE 305
    “Film Censorship during the Franco Regime in Spain: The Case of Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries”
    Rosario Garnemark, Program in Spanish

    11:00-11:30am, CE 305
    “Cultural Awareness Through Authentic Experience: Preparing for German Citizenship”
    Karen Roesch, Program in German, with Mariam Aziz, Adam Fierst, & Carl Underwood

    11:30am-12:00pm, CE 305
    “Islamic Art in Venice”
    Amal Cavender, Program in Arabic

    12:30-1:00pm, CE 309
    “Spanish in Contact with Indigenous Languages in Latin America: The case of Quechua and Nahuatl”
    Connie Aldana & María Teresa Oviedo, M.A.T. Spanish

    1:30pm, Campus Center Atrium
    “Love Makes the World Go Round: A multilingual poetry reading”
    Presented by students from the Department of World Languages and Cultures

    2:15-2:30pm, Campus Center Atrium Stage
    "Tai Chi"
    Jing Wang, Program in Chinese

  • Discover a new favorite food!

    • Beshparmak - Kazakhstan
    • Chakalaka - South Africa
    • Horchata - Central America
    • Kookoo Sib Zamini – Iran
    • Mexican Hot Chocolate - Mexico
    • Paneer – India


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 »

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