Monday, October 28, 2013

International Festival brings cultural exhibits and performances to UIS

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield presents the 36th annual International Festival with the theme “Passport to the World”.

WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Student Life Building (SLB), located on the east side of the UIS campus. Parking is available in lot B, located next to SLB. A map of campus is available at

DETAILS: For over 35 years, the University of Illinois Springfield family has celebrated its rich international and cultural diversity with the annual International Festival. Some of our friends from the greater Springfield community will be joining UIS students, faculty, and staff to share an evening of cultural exhibits, artistic performances, food tasting.

This is a free admission event and is open to public. Countries and organizations that will be represented include African countries, China, India, Ireland, Peru, Turkey, Scotland and more. Some of the delicious ethnic dishes you will have a chance to sample will be donated by The Holy Land Diner, Dynasty Asian Cuisine, Hunan Chinese Restaurant, Osaka, La Fiesta, Xochimilico, Olive Garden, and more.

When you arrive be sure to pick up a program and a UIS International Festival Passport kit. You will have a chance to explore our showcase of the globe while making your own UIS festival passport as you pick up different exhibition pages during your visit.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Student Services at 217/206-6678 or e-mail

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