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International Festival 2024


WCU Global is excited to welcome you to the 43rd Annual International Festival on the campus of Western Carolina University on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 12-3pm.

This unique opportunity highlights The World in Cullowhee. This April, discover where international and local cultures meet in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The International Festival and all related events will be located at the center of campus on the University Center Lawn and around the Catafount. This is a Degree Plus event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Sign-Up to Participate in I-Fest

Activity and Sign-Up link Details

Flag Parade (Sign-Up)

Represent a country you are connected to by carrying a country flag in the flag parade! The flag parade starts at Cordelia Camp building around 11:45am and ends at the Catafount around 12pm on April 17th.

*You do not have to be an international student, staff, faculty to carry a country flag. Everyone is welcome! 

Hoost a booth (Sign-Up) Host a booth representing another country and culture, a department booth, or student organization
Perform (Sign-Up) The heart of I-Fest are the performances. It is a great way to introduce the campus to different types of music, dance, art, etc.
Volunteer (Sign-Up) Volunteer before the event to help with planning, marketing, etc and/or volunteer the day to help with set-up and clean up.
DJ/MC (Paid Position)  Please reach out to if you are interested in this position.


Live Performances

Performance  Time

World Flag Parade

Welcome from Provost Richard Starnes

noon - 12:30pm
Ascending the Spring Hill  12:30pm - 12:45pm
Chinese Traditional Yue Opera 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Old Time Instrumental Music and Singing  1:30pm - 2:00pm
Japanese Music and Dance 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DeSilvas in Sylva 2:30pm - 3:00pm
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