Contact: Carolyn Gonzales 277-5920

April 7, 2010

International Festival Set for April 15

The annual UNM International Festival, sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Studies and the World Student Alliance, is set for Thursday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., east of the SUB on Cornell Mall. The International Festival is a celebration of culture and diversity at UNM, featuring international food, information, arts and crafts, and performances from all over the world. Performances this year include a Buddhist drumming group, African dance, baile folklorico, capoeira and performances from our French and Italian students. Unique this year is an international fashion show featuring traditional clothing from across the globe – from noon – 1 p.m. in the SUB atrium.  This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Stephanie Suliman, OIPS, 277-4032, or

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