Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

International Street Festival brings cultural variety to downtown Athens

Athens, Ga. – The International Student Life Office at the University of Georgia will host the 14th annual International Street Festival on April 14 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 musical and dance performances. The festival is free and open to the public.

“The festival is designed to promote cultural diversity, awareness and tolerance among international and university students and the Athens and surrounding communities in a fun, festive and educational environment,” said Ashley Wichman, coordinator of ISL. “Every year, the International Street Festival attracts thousands of participants and visitors, and we are looking forward to another great event in 2012.”

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. ISL 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 of Intercultural Affairs within UGA’s division of student affairs. For more information, call 706/542-5867 or see