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Festivals and Events

Festivals and Events

The Center for International Programs, in collaboration with others, hosts several festivals and social gatherings throughout the year to celebrate the cultures represented in our community and create space for intercultural engagement. 

Culture Fest

Celebrate diversity. Celebrate You. 

Celebrate the many cultures and diverse backgrounds present around campus. This event includes a fantastic schedule of music, dance, and demonstrations, along with diverse cuisine from around the globe. 

Wednesday, September 18, 4:00-7:30 p.m., KU Central Mall
Sponsored by the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center, Center for International Programs, Dining Services, Center for Student Involvement, Housing and Residence Life, Campus Recreation, Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation (IACT), Women’s Center, New Student Programs, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Hanley Sustainability Institute and Student Government Association.
Education Abroad Fair

Before you change the world, let the world change you.

This event includes a display of various international opportunities available through the University of Dayton. Visit tables and talk to representatives to collect information about UD faculty led programs, semester exchanges and partnerships, service opportunities, immersions, and various other outside study abroad providers.

Wednesday, September 25, 3:30-6:30 p.m., KU Ballroom

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs.

International Festival

See, experience, and taste the world.

Food, performance, culture, and philanthropy come together for one unforgettable evening. Sample the world’s cuisines, take a walk through the international bazaar, watch incredible cultural performances, and see the beautiful clothes and flags of different countries at this enjoyable event. The International Festival is open to the community.

Saturday, November 9, 5:30-8 p.m., RecPlex

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs

Mystery Bus Adventures

Mystery Bus Adventures is an opportunity for students to sign up for a "mystery adventure" in the Dayton community, allowing for the opportunity to get to know other students through an off-campus experience. These experiences promote cross-cultural exchange and engagement, and encourage students to learn something unique about Dayton. This event is FREE and open to all students. Registration is required. 

Email to register. 

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center. 

Talent Show

Showcasing the diverse talents of our community.

Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, act or have some other unique talent? Join UD’s one and only campus-wide talent show and share your gifts with the world! The Talent Show aims to bring international and multicultural students together. This non-competitive talent show is open to any student. Cross-cultural performance collaborations are encouraged and preferred. Email to sign up to perform!

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center.


Center for International Programs

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
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