The International Festival at NC State University invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to participate in a learning experience of other cultures. The purpose of the International Festival at North Carolina State University is to encourage interactions between individuals of all backgrounds, while upholding the values of diversity, inclusivity, and cultural appreciation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the International Festival?
The International Festival at NC State University is a cultural showcase event encouraging interactions between individuals of all backgrounds, while upholding the values of diversity, inclusivity, and cultural appreciation.
Can I expect free food or giveaways at the event?
Yes! There are two giveaway options that attendees can choose between if they get their boarding pass stamped by a certain number of booths. Many of the booths offer samples of food or other items. There is a limited supply of food and giveaway items so be sure to arrive early!
What is the boarding pass?
Each student attendee at the International Festival receives a boarding pass when they arrive. The boarding pass can be stamped at booths or the “What’s Next?” tables and then redeemed for a free t-shirt or international snack box while supplies last.
Is this the same festival held in Raleigh each Fall?
NC State students are lucky to have two International Festival events in Raleigh each year. The International Festival at NC State is specifically for the NC State community and held on campus during the spring semester.
There is also the International Festival of Raleigh held every fall which is a very long-standing and popular event for members of the local community including NC state students. There is no connection between the two International Festivals; we encourage you to attend both!
Who are the sponsors of the 2022 International Festival?
A special thanks to our sponsors:
Office of International Services
Student Leadership and Engagement
Multicultural Student Affairs