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May Events

May 6                 UNCG Commencement
May 29-Jun3    NAFSA Conference (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

IFest Success!

On Saturday, April 16, UNCG celebrated its 29th annual International Festival. There was a large turnout in spite of the stormy weather which brought the festivities inside.

Over 50 booths were set up, representing a wide range of countries, vendors, and international organizations. International students and study abroad students hosted the country booths, offering fun facts and information about their country, games and activities, and lots of food.

IFest also helped raise money for Japan relief efforts through the sale of IFest t-shirts and handmade crafts from the Greensboro Origami Project. There were also several outside organizations, such as Soles4Souls and Win-Win Resolutions, which was raising money for a “No More Bullies” walk and fundraising campaign.

Everyone attending the festival was given an IFest passport to take with them as they traveled to the different booths, collecting flag stickers from each country they visited. When the passport was complete with stickers, they could take it to the IPC booth and get entered into a prize drawing.

Performances throughout the day included belly dancing, flamenco dancing, traditional music and dancing, and several singing groups.

Thanks to all our volunteers and those who helped to make this year’s IFest a great success!

>> Please enjoy this slide show of photos from IFest!

Previous editions:
- Vol 10, ed 7: April 2011 - Vol 10, ed 3: November 2010
- Vol 10, ed 6: March 2011 - Vol 10, ed 2: October 2010
- Vol 10, ed 5: February 2011 - Vol 10, ed 1: September 2010
- Vol 10, ed 4: December 2010 archived editions