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International Festival 2018 - One World. One Passport.

Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate the diversity, inclusiveness and cultures represented at SIU and in the region during International Festival 2018.

International Festival Flyer

The International Food Fair was a huge success!

Week of Events

International Parade of Flags

The poignant International Parade of Flags kicks off the international festival celebration at 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 5. Carrying flags representing their Nation, students, faculty and staff will walk together from Woody Hall across campus to the Student Center. It’s a colorful and impressive assemblage and some participants also wear their native attire.

International Festival Proclamation & University Welcome

The official proclamation and university welcome ceremony follows the parade in the Student Center’s International Lounge at 10:30. Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Mike Henry, Carbondale Mayor, will be in attendance to officially “open” the festival.