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International Festival 2022

41st Annual International Festival, Thursday April 28 2022, from 12-3pm


WCU Global is excited to welcome you to the 41st annual International Festival on the campus of Western Carolina University. 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.

Live Performances

Performance  Time

World Flag Parade

Welcome from Chancellor Kelli Brown

noon - 12:30pm
Calligraphic Power
a presentation of the WCU Japanese Program
12:30pm - 1:00pm
MBA (Música Brasileira de Asheville) 1:00pm - 1:30pm
South Asian and Appalachian Music
De Silvas in Sylva
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Mambo Dance Contest (Audience Participation)
led by Alyssa Persina
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Saudi Arabian Traditional Dance 2:45pm - 3:00pm
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