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International Street Festival to come to downtown Athens April 5

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As part of the 14th annual International Street Festival

Athens, Ga. – The International Student Life office at the University of Georgia will host the 16th Annual International Street Festival on April 5 from noon-5 p.m. on College Avenue in downtown Athens.

More than 35 international and multicultural student organizations will sponsor interactive cultural displays as well as music and dance performances. The festival is free and open to the public.

“The International Street Festival is designed to promote cultural diversity and awareness among international and university students and the Athens and surrounding communities in a fun, festive and educational environment,” said Shannon Dean, interim director of International Student Life.

“The festival is a unique and engaging celebration of multiple cultures, most of whom are well represented by our diverse UGA student body,” she said.

The ISL office was formed in 1997 to support UGA’s goal of fostering a campus climate that appreciates and promotes an interdependent global society. The office strives to create a welcoming environment by providing opportunities for the interaction of international students with U.S. students.

Some of ISL’s programs and services include international orientation, advising for international student organizations, tax-preparation assistance, off-campus housing support, cross-cultural adjustment counseling and individual student advising.

International Student Life is a unit within UGA Student Affairs. For more information, call 706-542-5867 or see

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