International Jayhawk Festival

International Jayhawk Festival April 17

Eighth Annual International Jayhawk Festival

Wednesday, April 17 | 3 to 5 p.m. | Burge Union


The Eighth Annual International Jayhawk Festival will return on Wednesday, April 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Burge Union. The event is an opportunity for all Jayhawks to celebrate our global community and international engagement. The event will include free t-shirts, food, performances, activities and a study abroad fair. All are welcome. 

Food will be provided by Lucky Seb's Dumpling Bar & Grill, Angeles Panaderia Mexican Restaurant & Bakery, and the Kansas Union. Door prizes include gift cards from Grub Hub, Checkers, Rudy's Pizzeria and the Raven Book Store. 

Student groups or academic units will be present, offering intercultural activities, demonstrations and global trivia. Students can meet with advisors from study abroad, discuss academic programs with area studies representatives and language departments, connect with foreign language clubs, explore international career opportunities and learn about international student organizations.

A highlight will be international performances.

3 p.m. - Mavka, Ukrainian Folk Dance Troupe

3:15 p.m. - KU South Asian Dance Club

3:30 p.m. - Deniz Tozaraydin and Begum Colpan (Turkish Folk Dance)

3:45 p.m. - Sabor a Peru

4 p.m. - Fashion Show

4:30 p.m. - Alexandra Navarro (Honduran Ballad)

4:45 p.m. - KU Lion Dance Team

Volunteers are needed to ensure a successful event.

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Center for East Asian Studies; Center for Global & International Studies; Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Center for Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies; Indigenous Studies Program; International Affairs; International Support Services; Kansas African Studies Center; KU Alumni Association, KU Libraries; Middle East Studies; Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Open Language Resource Center; Pederson Grant, Spencer Museum of Art; Student Union Activities; Study Abroad & Global Engagement; and University Career Center.

Additional support comes from the following community sponsors: Central Bank, International Relations Council, Jayhawks Community Partners and Pepsi.

International Jayhawk Festival