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World Festival Week brings celebration of global cultures to ASU

students at ASU World Festival Week
February 07, 2014

Arizona State University will celebrate the heritage and traditions of global cultures as it hosts the 26th annual World Festival Week from Feb. 20-28. Showcasing the diverse student enrollment at ASU, World Festival Week celebrates cultures from around the world.

“ASU’s World Festival tradition is a celebration of our international community and our commitment to engage globally as a New American University," says Carol Sumner, senior associate dean of students. "The global presence of the ASU community is a reciprocal effort that celebrates our individual and common cultures, shared humanity and shows who we are as a proud Sun Devil community.”

This year's celebration of activities are jointly planned by student organizations, international offices, community organizations and academic colleges from across the university. The events foster a global perspective and awareness of ASU's local, national and international student communities.

The highlighted events of the week include: 

Undergraduate Student Government’s Passport to Phoenix
5-10 p.m., Feb. 20, Student Center, Civic Space Park and Taylor Mall, Downtown Phoenix campus

International Carnival
7-11 p.m., Feb. 21, Memorial Union, Tempe campus

Dine Around the World
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 25, Fletcher Lawn, West campus

Community World Festival
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 27, Student Services Lawn, Tempe campus

College of Technology and Innovation’s Thing on Thursday: World Fest
4:30-6 p.m., Feb. 27, Student Union, Polytechnic campus

This free event is open to the public and is sponsored by ASU’s International Student Engagement Office. Paid parking is available on campus in designated visitor lots. For more information about the event or a complete listing of events, please visit