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International Folk Fair offers tastes, sights and sounds of the world

RELEASED: Oct. 20, 2010

Folk Fair LogoEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 2010 International Folk Fair from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Davies Center. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

The International Folk Fair brings the community together in celebration of culture and offers an enriching cultural and educational experience.

Participants will have an opportunity to sample foods from around the world, be entertained by international performers, see colorful cultural exhibits, and experience the history and languages of other cultures without leaving Eau Claire.

Students, community organizations and university departments represent more than 40 different countries/cultures each year at the fair, including cultural groups that share information about global causes.

Countries represented and groups participating in the event are as follows:

  • Baltic Student Organization
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Chinese Cultural Association
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Der Deutsch Verein (German Club)
  • Ethiopia
  • Friends of Kenya Wisconsin
  • Hmong Student Association
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • International Student Association Desserts of the World
  • Japanese Cultural Society
  • Jewish and Israeli Culture
  • Korean Student Association
  • Latin American Sustainability, Education and Development
  • Le Salon Francais
  • Malaysia Abroad Diversified
  • Mexico
  • Model United Nations
  • Montenegro
  • Native American Student Association
  • Oman and United Arab Emirates
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Scandinavia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)
  • Spanish Business Association
  • Thailand and Cambodia
  • UNICEF-UWEC Chapter
  • Vietnam
  • West African Music Society
  • Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners

For more information, contact Krista Brown, Center for International Education, at 715-836-4411 or brownkri@uwec.edu.

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