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IUPUI Office of International Affairs
902 W. New York St.,
ES 2126
Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA
Phone: (317) 274-7000
Fax: (317) 278-2213

Front Desk Hours
Monday - Friday,
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

IUPUI's 10th Annual International Festival

Save the date for the 9th Annual IUPUI International Festival Thursday, February 27 in the Campus Center.

Eat. Explore. Engage.

IUPUI's 10th annual International Festival will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 10:30am to 2:30pm in the Campus Center, First Floor.

Learn more about the wide range of international opportunities for research, collaboration, and engagement at IUPUI and in the community.

Enjoy FREE FOOD from five countries, courtesy of IUPUI Food Service.

  • Japan: Nikujaga
  • China: Chinese Braised Mushrooms
  • Saudi Arabia: Chicken Kofta and Lentil Stew
  • Mexico: Pozole
  • Middle East: Basboosa
  • Get Engaged

    Contact to join the event planning committee or volunteer.

    Next planning meeting: Feb. 4th at 3pm in ES 2132.

    Follow the Festival on social media with '#globalJags' and our Facebook page. Post your Festival photos on social media with #globalJags for a chance to win $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

    Festival Schedule:

    • 9:00 International Lecture Series begins
    • 10:30 Festival and Best Dressed Contest Open
    • 11:15 Susan Sutton Study Abroad Awards Presentation
    • 11:45 Flag Presentation*
    • 12:00 Chinese Lion Dance
    • 12:45 International Fashion Show Parade
    • 1:00 Open Mic Performances
    • 1:30 Best Dressed Contest Closes
    • 2:30 Festival Concludes & Contest Winners Announced

    Best Dressed Contest

    Enter the Best Dressed Contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card from the IUPUI Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Wear traditional clothing from your home country or a place you've visited. The student organization with the most entrants gets a $100 gift card!

    International Lecture Series

    The Department of World Languages and Cultures, in cooperation with the IUPUI International Festival, Office of International Affairs is hosting a series of lectures to increase knowledge and awareness of international issues among our campus community.

    All lectures will be held in Campus Center Room 309.

    Start Time Lecture Title, Lecturer

    "Faculty Workshop on Intentional Integration of Diversity and International Learning"
    Panel moderated by Dr. Susan Sutton
    Sponsored by the Center for Service and Learning
    More information and registration available here


    "Globalization, Internationalization, and Translation"
    Dr. Ben Van Wyke, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation Studies


    "Refuge in Hollywood: German Emigrants in the United States (1933-1945)"
    Dr. Thorsten Carstensen, Assistant Professor of German


    "Traditional Chinese Medicine"
    Dr. Jing Wang, Associate Professor of Chinese


    “The Rape Capital of the World?" Congo and Africa's World War in Historical Perspective"
    Dr. Didier Ch. Gondola, Professor of History


    "Just in time for the Oscars ... Coming of age in French-language cinema"
    Dr. Kathryn Lauten, Lecturer in French


    "Pilot E-portfolio group: E-portfolio in Study Abroad"
    Stephanie Leslie, Director of Study Abroad. Office of International Affairs


    "Who are the Arabs?"
    Dr. Amira Masshour, Lecturer in Arabic

    International Festival Participants

    International Festival Sponsors

    International Center Christel deHaan CICF
    IUPUI Office of International Affairs IUPUI Food Service Barnes & Noble @ IUPUI

    *For the fourth year, the IUPUI Flag Collection is on display in the Campus Center. The collection, which is curated by the International Center, includes flags of all UN-recognized member states. As a result, it does not include all states represented by students at IUPUI, so we welcome the formal addition of flags that are not represented. During key times at the International Festival students are invited to formally add flags to the display and will have 2-3 minutes to explain why the non-UN member flag should be included. Presentations should be professional and focus on the merit of the cause rather than attacking an existing UN member state.

    Learn about the 2013 International Festival