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WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield invites the community to the 44th annual International Festival. The longest running student-led program in the history of the University, the festival features live cultural performances and samples of food from around the world. Admission is free.

WHEN: 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Dr., Springfield

DETAILS: For over 40 years the University of Illinois Springfield family has celebrated its rich international and cultural diversity with the annual International Festival.

Guests are invited to pick up a program as they enter so they can find their way to the many exhibits, food tastings and performances. Guests are encouraged to spend some time getting to know people you have never met before, literally from every part of our world.

According to Fall Semester 2022 census numbers, a total of 645 international students are enrolled at UIS from 49 countries.

For more information, visit the International Festival website or contact the UIS Office of International Student Services at 217-206-6678 or

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