Park University Hosts International Festival, Nov. 19


Posted by Bob Evans

Parkville, Mo.—November 2, 2021 — In celebration of International Education Week, Park University’s Office of International Student Services will host its annual International Festival on Friday, Nov. 19. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the University’s Park Avenue area within the Academic Underground on the Parkville Campus. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.

The International Festival will include information booths, performances, cultural activities and fashion shows featuring countries around the globe, with Park international students representing their native countries and sharing the unique and diverse characteristics of their homeland. Countries currently scheduled to be represented include Brazil, China, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Vietnam and Uzbekistan. In all, the University boasts 270 students from 51 countries.

In addition to the festival, an international buffet will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. featuring foods from each continent. The price for the buffet is $10 per person for the public; Park students on a meal plan can eat free with their Park ID.

For more information about the event, contact Julia Baer, associate director for international education, at / (816) 584-6857.

Founded in 1875 in Parkville, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, Park University is a nonprofit, private institution that is a national leader in higher education. In 2000, Park achieved university status and currently serves more than 13,250 students at 41 campuses in 22 states and online, including Parkville, Independence and Kansas City, Mo.; Lenexa, Kan.; Gilbert, Ariz.; Barstow and Victorville, Calif.; Columbus, Ohio; Austin and El Paso, Texas; and 31 military installations across the country.

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