International Festival Booths
Informational booths are an integral part to the mission of the International Festival. During the event, student organizations and individual communities host informative, engaging, and interactive booths to highlight their cultural organization. By hosting a booth, groups expose student, faculty, and staff to new perspectives and traditions while highlighting their organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I host a booth at the International Festival?
Any student organization or group of students can host a booth at the International Festival. A group representative should submit the International Festival Booth Application on behalf of the student organization. Groups will then receive confirmation from our planning team and more detailed information on next steps.
Do I have to be part of a registered or recognized student organization on campus in order to sponsor a booth?
Not at all! About half of the booths are sponsored by student organizations and the other half of the booths are sponsored by individual students and their friends.
What are the requirements to host a booth?
- Have a representative available at the booth for the entirety of the International Festival
- Have an interactive portion to the booth (i.e. food, cultural game, or learning experience
- Represent a country, region, culture, or global experience
Are there any funds available to help me sponsor a booth?
There is no direct fee to participate in the International Festival. However, we do recognize that there are inherent costs with setting up a high-quality booth (food, display board, engaging activity).
The Office of International Services is sponsoring $40 grants to groups or individuals to go toward these expenses. Please indicate your interest in one of these grants when you submit your application to sponsor a booth.
In addition, registered student organizations are eligible to request Student Government appropriations which could be used toward participation in International Festival. More information is available on the SG appropriations website.
When is the last day to register to host a booth?
The last day to register to host a booth for the 2022 International Festival is Wednesday, March 9th at 8 AM EST.