Intercultural and International Student Services advocates for, educates, and serves the campus community through programs and workshops that advance self-identity development, diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Festival of Cultures
$2 | Public Welcome
Celebrate the 19th Annual Festival of Cultures at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Doors open at 5:00pm at the Haehn Campus Center Clemens Field House on the campus of the College of Saint Benedict.
Intercultural and International Student Services invites students, staff, faculty, alums, and the public to a community festival of music, entertainment, food, and culture. Festival of Cultures celebrates and recognizes the diversity at CSB/SJU through student performances, cultural food sampling, and a fashion show.
Last year, Festival of Cultures 2015, included student performances--traditional Bahamian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, and Indian dances, as well as Latino, Chinese, and Hmong songs with a special feature of a spoken word, poetry slam. Cultures were represented at 30+ cultural booths in 2014, including Bahamas, Rwanda, Ireland, China, Ethiopia, Japan, Poland, Vietnam and England. Many of the presenters will come dressed in clothing native to their culture and serve samples of traditional cultural food. The festival also includes students from the United States who have strong affinity to other countries, as well as varying cultures within the United States.
Visit our YouTube page to view all of the past performances!