International Festival opens April 10

From traditional foods to informative presentations and lively entertainment, students in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work — home to a diverse student body with international students from more than 30 countries — will offer a taste of their homelands during the 14th annual International Festival April 10 and 13.

The theme of this year’s festival, which is free and open to the public, is “Journeying Our Global Village.”

The celebration kicks off at noon April 10 in the Brown Hall Lounge with a panel discussion, “Social Work in Our Global Village: Challenges of Exporting,” in which Brown School students will discuss international social work issues.

Gautam Yadama, Ph.D., director of international programs and associate professor at the Brown School, will serve as panel moderator.

The festival continues April 13, when students will offer an international food tasting and exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Rettner Gallery, Lab Sciences Building, Room 300. Attendees can sample food from more than 20 countries and view exhibits about the students’ homelands. Afterward, students will present dance, music, song and poetry from around the world.

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