ORONO — The University of Maine Office of International Programs and International Student Association will host its annual celebration of cultures, Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., in the New Balance Student Recreation Center.
The 35th Culturefest will feature international foods, cultural exhibits, children's activities and a style show. The family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity for the university’s international students to showcase their talents and traditions.
This year, more than 30 countries will be represented by over 100 participants. Participating campus groups include the Asian Student Association, African Student Association, German Club and Spanish Language club.
Community organizations such as the Wilson Center, Nigerians in Maine Community Group, the Catholic Charities Maine, the Penobscot Theatre Company and CISV Maine will also participate.
Visit the Office of International Programs website for more information.
About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant, sea grant and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution. It attracts students from all 50 states and 86 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,571 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 763 undergraduates. Our students have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers 77 bachelor's degrees and six undergraduate certificates, as well as more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn doctoral or master's degrees, professional master's degrees, and graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 associate and bachelor's degrees, and 14 undergraduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.