International Festival

Every year in the month of February, the International Student Council (ISC), in collaboration with the SIU Student Center and our international RSOs, hosts the International Festival Week on the SIU campus. For the past 52 years, this event has presented an amazing opportunity for international students to share their culture and cultural heritage with the SIU and Carbondale communities. Each year, this event draws in a large crowd of SIU faculty, staff, American students, international students, and community leaders and members. The International Festival Week helps in fostering, promoting, and encouraging international exchange, learning, and community-building.

The Flag Parade and Culture Bazaar are part of our opening ceremony of the International Festival Week every year. In addition, the International Food Fair and the Culture Show are two of the most anticipated events in the month of February at SIU.