International student festival to feature everything from culture to sport


A kaleidoscope of music, food and sporting events celebrating the culture of Binghamton University’s international student population will be highlighted during a mini-festival taking place September 20 - 22. Activities associated with the festival are free and open to the public.

A food tasting and cultural multimedia showcase highlighting the cultures of Japan, China, India, Taiwan, the African continent, and Korea will launch the three-day celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 20, in the Mandela Room of the University Union. The festivities will continue with a dance, scheduled to begin at 11 p.m.

Festival highlights on Saturday, September 21, include soccer games between teams from Africa, Korea, India and Turkey. The games will kickoff at 9 a.m. on the fields located below the East Gym track. A series of basketball and volleyball games will get underway at 2 p.m. in the West Gym, with table tennis matches taking place in the University Union starting at 7 p.m.

Activities on Sunday, September 22, include sporting event finals, featuring soccer at 9:30 a.m. on the East Gym fields; volleyball at 2 p.m. and basketball at 3 p.m. in the West Gym.

The cultural festival is coordinated through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and sponsored by 21 campus and community organizations.

For more information, contact International Student and Scholars Services at 607-777-2510.

Last Updated: 9/17/13