Explore the World during the International Festival

Georgia Southern University brings the world to Statesboro during the 8th Annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park, 888 Georgia Highway 24. The annual festival hosted by the Center for International Studies is a celebration of culture, music, art and food from around the world. Admission to the festival is free and open to everyone.

Activities include a Global Village where students from area middle, high and charter schools pick a country and create an educational display that showcases that nation. The students get their ideas and information from Georgia Southern’s Global Ambassador Program. An ambassador from the country the students select visits their school to give a presentation, answers questions about customs and culture and offers advice on creating a booth. Georgia Southern has students from more than 90 countries.

The “It’s a Small World” area provides free international arts and crafts activities for children. There will also be musical and dance performances on the World Stage throughout the day. Plus, there will be an International Food Court and World Craft Bazaar where people can buy dishes and products from around the world.

Get more information at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/intfest. The International Festival is a collaboration between the Bulloch County Board of Education, the Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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