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 2021 IUPUI International Festival:

*Due to COVID-19, plans for the 2021 International Festival are being reevaluated. Large-scale, in-person events will only ocurr if it is safe to do so, but we are investigating ways to celebrate our international community during February while maintaining health and safety*

Thursday, February 25, 2021
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd. 

Previous Festivals

Thank you for attending the 2020 Festival on February 27, 2020!  Click below to learn about the many different ways the IUPUI International Festival happened, and how you can get involved.

   Festival Foods          Festival Exhibitors        Festival Stage              Lecture Series    

At the festival you can...

  • Sample free food from around the world, selected from student, staff, and scholar submitted recipes;
  • Meet 40+ exhibitors from around campus and Indianapolis;
  • View cultural performances on the festival stage;
  • Learn something new at faculty-led, internationally themed lectures;
  • Explore the festival and fill out the Festival Passport to potentially win a prize;
  • Enjoy the International Center's complete U.N. flag display;
  • Imagine your next adventure with our free photo booth;
  • and more!

All official festival activities are free and open to the public, so we look forward to seeing you there.

Have more questions?  Check out our FAQ.


Festival Sponsors

The 2020 IUPUI International Festival was made possible due to generous funding from The International Center Festival Fund, a grant from The International Center, The Indianapolis Foundation, and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation; Chartwells; Coca-Cola; and Barnes & Noble.

Additional in-kind sponsors included: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, Comedy Sportz Indianapolis, Tinker Coffee Co., Punch Bowl Social, Crew Car Wash, Exodus Refugee, Indy Read Books, the Indianapolis Indians, Sky Zone, the IUPUI Division of Student Affairs, the Indiana Pacers, and Cunningham Restaurant Group.

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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