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Fall International Café

Each fall semester, the International Student Association (ISA), International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) and Housing & Residence Life (HRL) host an evening of coffee, tea, snacks, singing, dancing, prizes and much more! It is a great place to meet new students, faculty and staff from various parts of the world and a wonderful opportunity for you to connect and learn about a different culture or country.

Whether you play an instrument, sing, dance or have any other performing art you would like to share, this is a great event to showcase your talents. If you are interested in performing at this event, please email isso@towson.edu or visit the ISA's website.

We hope you would consider attending or participating in this year’s fall café!

Spring International Festival

International Festival is sponsored by the International Student Association (ISA) with support from the International Student & Scholar Office (ISSO) and other campus partners.

Each year, the ISA coordinates a campus-wide International Festival which showcases many of the diverse cultures present at Towson University. The entire event typically lasts several hours and includes cultural displays followed by an international talent show where students represent their home cultures through fashion, song, dance, poetry, skit, etc. The show is usually comprised of two segments separated by a brief intermission to allow guests to eat, mingle and check out the cultural displays.

The cultural displays are designed and decorated by international students. These displays provide others with an opportunity to see pictures, artifacts, clothing, and detailed information from different countries and cultures. Additionally, the displays provide an opportunity for guests to speak with international students themselves and learn more about Towson's many cultures first-hand. Student representatives from China, India, Nigeria, etc. have consistently held displays during the past few years. At this event, some groups choose to sell products and food as a fundraiser for their student organizations. For example, the ISA translates names from English into a variety of different languages and the Southeast Asian Student Association (SASA) does henna tattoo.

The ethnic cuisine which includes food from several local ethnic restaurants and our talented international students’ performances are often the highlight of the festival. Student groups and individual performers practice for several weeks, even months, prior to the night of the show. As a result, the songs, dances, skits, fashion shows, and poetry readings are top-notch. It is no wonder that attendance at the International Festival has grown significantly over the past years, forcing the ISA to reserve a much bigger space to host the show.

Pictures from previous International Festivals can be seen on the ISSO Facebook page or the ISA's website.

Please stay tuned for announcements as to where the festival will be held for spring 2014. If you would like to participate, contact Selina Jangbahadur at djangbahadur@towson.edu, or the ISA at isatowson@gmail.com.

International Student & Scholar Office
Psychology Building, Suite 408
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 1-410-704-2421
Fax: 1-410-704-6040
E-mail: isso@towson.edu




 

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