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CultureFest

CultureFest

Cultural Fest, formerly known as International Folk Fair, is an annual cultural event at UW-Eau Claire.

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Save the date for April 17-23, 2021!

We bring together people with different backgrounds from around the world to celebrate the diversity of the cultures. Student organizations and community groups in Eau Claire city demonstrate their local culture, customs, and cuisine full of fun and excitement! Due to COVID-19, this year the event will be virtual. Come celebrate with us! 

  • Bizhiki Company
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Czechia/ Slovakia
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Scandinavian Group
  • Temple Sholom
  • Germany/Der Deutsche Verein
  • Japanese Cultural Society
  • Malaysia/Malaysians Abroad Diversified
  • Ariel Liu, a student at UW-Eau Claire
  • Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa, Professor in Languages at UW-Eau Claire

*All zoom links and pre-recorded videos will be posted here the week before the event*

April 17th (Sat)

  • AISEC: "Experience Music and Tango of Argentina"
    • Will talk about the music and tango of Argentina.
    • Time/Location: Live-stream @9 AM (CST)
  • Workshop: "How to Make Onigiri"
    • Will be teaching us how to make Japanese rice balls (onigiri), with her daughter. 
    • Presenter: Dr. Tomomi Kakegawa, Professor in Languages at UW-Eau Claire
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Lifestyle Vlog: "Do Japanese People Eat Sushi Every Day?"
    • Two Japanese students currently in Japan will take us along to eat sushi with them. Find out if Japanese people really do eat sushi every day...
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

April 18th (Sun)

  • AISEC: "Experience the Biodiversity, Flora, & Fauna of Costa Rica
    • Will talk on the topic of biodiversity, flora, and fauna of Costa Rica. An introduction to sustainability and renewable energy in Costa Rica will also be given.
    • Time/Location: Live-stream @9 AM (CST)
  • Qingdao, China - Individual Participant: "Introduction to the Eight Major Cuisines of Chinese Food"
    • Will be introducing the eight major cuisines of Chinese Food.
    • Presenter: Ariel Liu, a student at UW-Eau Claire
    • Time/Location: Live-stream @8 PM (CST)

April 19th (Mon)

  • Scandinavian Group: "Pippi Longstocking"
    • Will talk about the author of the book, "Pippi Longstocking", and her journey. Will also be sharing one or two Pippi stories with us.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

April 20th (Tue)

  • Waldemar Ager Association: Waldemar Ager Museum"
    • Will be showing us the Waldemar Ager Museum.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Waldemar Ager Association: "Medley of Four Swedish Fiddle Tunes"
    • A video recording of Mari Carlson playing a Medley of Four Swedish Fiddle Tunes. She refers to the tunes as soldiers because of the marching rhythm of the pieces.
    • Presenter: Mari Carlson
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

April 21st (Wed)

  • Altoona Masjid: "Masjids Around the World"
    • Will talk about Islamic cultural concepts such as food, dress, pray, etc.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Altoona Masjid: "Arabic Calligraphy"
    • Will be showing us how to write some words in the Arabic language.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Altoona Masjid: "Jeopardy"
    • Will present to us famous Muslim countries, Islamic facts, and their contribution to science and math.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

April 22nd (Thur)

  • Germany/Der Deutsche Verein: "Everyday German Phrases that You Should Start Using in English"
    • Will be teaching us German phrases that you can start using as a beginner.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Germany/Der Deutsche Verein: "German Recipes that You Should Try at Home"
    • A cooking and baking video that highlights some German recipes that can be made at home.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Germany/Der Deutsche Verein: "Test Your German Knowledge"
    • Test your German knowledge in a round of trivia.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video
  • Germany/Der Deutsche Verein: Let's Learn German Idioms"
    • Will be explaining German idioms in English.
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

April 23rd (Fri)

  • AISEC: "Experience the City of Salvador, Brazil"
    • Join the live stream to experience the city of Salvador, Brazil.
      • Activity 1: Portuguese learning
      • Activity 2: Virtual city tour
    • Time/Location: Live-stream @8 PM (CST)
  • Czechia/Slovakia: "Let's Bake Czech Pastry, Kolache"
    • A cooking and baking video demonstrates how to make the Czech pastry, "kolache".
    • Time/Location: Pre-recorded video

 

TBD Date/Time

  • University Studies Abroad Consortium(USAC) lectures
  • International Snacks and Meals
    • An assortment of international meals with snacks will be served each day of the event.
    • Location: Marketplace, Davies Center
  • Library International Books Display
    • International books will be on display all week long.
    • Location: 1st Floor of McIntyre Library
  • International Movie Week
    • A variety of international movies will be displayed on campus digital screens throughout the week.
    • Location: TV 10

The International Student Emergency Grant Fund is meant to assist international students who are in need of emergency funds due to difficulties that they may be facing here or at home. Click the button below if you would like to make a donation and help these students in need!

International Student Emergency Grant Fund

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International Folk Fair Founder: Barbara Rolland

The International Folk Fair was founded by Barbara Rolland in 1966. Barbara was dedicated to serving others and had a strong passion for international learning and experience.

The International Folk Fair was founded by Barbara Rolland in 1966. Barbara was dedicated to serving others and had a strong passion for international learning and experience.

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