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BYU celebrates cultures during annual World Fest Nov. 15-18

Brigham Young University International Services will host World Fest, a celebration of international cultures and people, Tuesday through Friday, Nov. 15-18, during America’s International Education Week.

Students, faculty and community members are invited to participate in the annual celebration.

The festivities will commence Tuesday, Nov. 15, at noon in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Student Center with an opening ceremony, performances and culture booths.

Participants will enjoy daily performances at noon, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., they can visit 40 cultural booths and learn first-hand about the many cultures of BYU’s international students.

A banquet and international fashion show featuring people from around the world in their traditional dress will take place Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Ticket may be purchased through Nov. 14 at the WSC Information Desk.

On Friday, community members and students will savor the cuisine of ten authentic dishes from all over the world such as Kashmir rice, German bratwurst, Italian ravioli, Brazilian feijoada and English trifle at the Food Fest at 6 p.m. in the WSC Garden Court. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Food Fest will be followed by a cultural talent showcase at 7 p.m. and a Latin dance presented by the BYU Salsa Club at 9 p.m., both in the WSC Ballroom.

“With more than 2,000 international students from more than 100 countries at BYU, World Fest is a great occasion to celebrate the rich and varied cultural diversity represented at BYU,” said Miles Ogden, International Services student advisor. “This is also a unique celebration for the many members of our community who have traveled abroad and who have served missions in foreign countries to continue their connections with various cultures.”

For more information, please call International Services at (801) 422-2695, e-mail intloff@byu.edu, or visit International Services in 1351 WSC. Details are also available online at international.byu.edu.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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