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Rock your world, at 2013 UNCG International Festival

040313Feature_iFestThe largest student-run cultural event on campus, I-Fest returns for the 31st year Saturday, April 13, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m.

The location this year is on College Avenue between Jackson Library and Stone Building (Rain Site: HHP Building). The event is sponsored by the International Programs Center, the International Student Association and the Student Government Association.

The annual International Festival presents an opportunity for the university and greater communities to celebrate diverse countries of the world and to foster multicultural awareness. It promotes cultural appreciation and understanding through music, food, exhibits, educational demonstrations, and live entertainment from all regions of the globe. This year, passports to the world, which will be distributed at the event, can be stamped as attendees visit numerous country booths and meet representative international students. Parents, children, students and all community members are welcome to this free event.

Last year, some 50 different countries, organizations and vendors hosted booths for the more than 3,000 people in attendance.

Anudeep Katangoori, Indian Student Association president, explained their booth plans to showcase Indian artifacts and provide Indian food “so that everyone can know more about India and its culture.”

The best thing about the festival is its diversity, Katangoori explained. “It’s a great place to learn at once about different cultures.”