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 SIU Carbondale International Festival 2023

Join us to celebrate the diversity, inclusiveness and cultures represented at SIU and in the region during International Fest 2024.

In-Person Events:

Monday, February 5

International Parade of Flags

Leaves from Woody Hall 10:00 a.m.

Carrying flags representing their nation, students, faculty and staff will walk together from the Center for International Education to the Student Center International Lounge. It’s a colorful and impressive assemblage and some participants also wear their native attire. After the Parade of Flags, join us for the Proclamation and University Welcome at the Student Center International Lounge.

International Festival Proclamation & University Welcome

Student Center International Lounge - 10:30 a.m.

After the Parade of Flags, join us in Student Center International Lounge to “open” the week of festivities.

Wednesday, February 7

International Food Festival

Student Center Ballrooms 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Come try tastes from the nations at the International Food Festival. Tickets to purchase food can be purchased at: 

  • Monday, January 29 – Friday, February 2: Student Center Business Office window from 8am - 4pm
  • Monday, February 5: Student Center, North Escalators (near University Bookstore): 12pm – 2pm
  • Tuesday, February 6: Student Center, North Escalators (near University Bookstore): 11am – 1:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 7: Student Center International Lounge only: 11am-1pm

Lines may form and food may run out early, getting tickets early is recommended.

Study Abroad and Passport Fair

International Lounge from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Friday, February 9

Cultural Show

Student Center Ballrooms 6:30 p.m.

Free to public. Come watch dance groups and cultural performances from cultures around the world.