Festivals & Receptions

The Center for International Programs, in collaboration with others, hosts several festivals and social gatherings throughout the year to celebrate the cultures represented in our community and create space for intercultural engagement. 

CultureFest

CultureFestCelebrate diversity. Celebrate You. CultureFest celebrates the many cultures and diverse backgrounds found across campus. The event includes internationally themed food, music, dance and demonstrations. Be a part of this campus-wide cultural celebration!

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"Friends Of" Receptions

Friends Of receptions“Friends Of" receptions are hosted throughout the fall and spring semester, each with a theme from Latin America, Middle East, Africa or Asia.  These informal receptions are hosted in KU Torch Lounge for students, staff and faculty with an interest or affiliation to these areas of the world.

Sponsored by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs


Friends of Latin America

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge


Friends of the Middle East

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Friends of Africa

Thursday, February 11, 2015
3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge


Friends of Asia

Thursday, April 7, 2015
3:30 to 5 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge

Harvest Potluck

Harvest PotluckDid you learn how to make a new international dish after studying abroad or are you an international student that wants to share food from your culture with the community? Harvest Potluck is an international food festival featuring food from various regions of the world represented by our students. Timed to occur close to Thanksgiving, the festival’s theme is gratitude and how that manifests from culture to culture.

The 2015 Harvest Potluck takes place on Friday, October 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in McGinnis.

Intercultural Talent Show

Intercultural Talent ShowThe Intercultural Talent Show, held in the fall semester, allows both American and international students to share their culture's heritage through dancing, singing, rap, poetry and more. Come and witness the amazing talents of University of Dayton students in this entertaining and culturally enlightening experience brought to you by the Center for International Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

The 2015 Intercultural Talent Show will be held on Friday, November 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kennedy Union Ballroom.

International Festival

International FestivalThe 2016 International Festival features performances by students, a live fashion show, and delicious food from a variety of regions of the world on Saturday, March 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the RecPlex. Booths allow for a better look at the cultures of UD’s international students. Co-organized by the Center for International Programs, Recplex, and University of Dayton International Clubs.

Contact the CIP

Center for International Programs

Rike Center 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3514