Park University to Host Annual International Festival on Nov. 17

October 26, 2023 — In celebration of International Education Week, Park University’s Office of International Education will host its annual International Festival on Friday, Nov. 17. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Park Avenue area within the Mabee Learning Center / Academic Underground on the University’s flagship 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 scheduled to be represented include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, The Gambia, Ghana, India, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. In all, the University boasts more than 500 students from 70 countries.

In addition to the festival, an international buffet will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. featuring foods from each continent. The price for the buffet is $15 for the public; Park students and employees on a meal plan can eat free with their Park ID.

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

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.