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WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield invites the community to the 45th 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. 21

WHERE: The Recreation and Athletic Center, 2171 University Drive, 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 have a digital program and food tickets 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 they have never met before, literally from every part of the world.

According to Fall Semester 2023 census numbers, a total of 919 international students are enrolled at UIS from 48 countries.

For more information, visit the International Student Services website.