International Fest Nov. 15

USF Student Government to Host Second Annual International Fest on Nov. 15.


TAMPA, Fla., (Oct. 28, 2011) – As a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success, the University of South Florida is focused on creating a diverse environment to not only attract international students, but also to educate its American students about other cultures in preparation for their careers.


Contributing to that effort, USF Student Government, along with USF World, the Center for Student Involvement, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is hosting the second annual International Fest on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza (just south of the Marshall Student Center) on the Tampa campus.


Reminiscent of EPCOT’s World Showcase, more than 150 student groups and organizations will staff table booths, organized by continent and representing various countries and cultures.  Student, employee, and community attendees of this free event will be treated to ethnic food tastings, as well as numerous live multicultural music and dance performances by USF students. The festival will kick off with a “Parade of Flags” led by USF’s Herd of Thunder Show Band.


An estimated 1,500 people are expected to attend International Fest. The event is free and open to the general public—no ticket or student ID is required. Campus parking permit information and maps can be found at


For more information, contact Samantha Toro, International Fest Committee Chair of USF Student Government, at