OSU international students to host spring festival Sunday


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The International Students of Oregon State University organization will hold its annual ISOSU Spring Festival this Sunday, May 5, in the Memorial Union quad. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The festival will feature 14 affiliate groups with booths representing different cultures, offering activities, games, decorations, treats and more. Live entertainment includes student and professional performers, including Viva Mexico (mariachi), Fools in Paradise (marimba), the Won-Ton Nara Drum and Dance Ensemble (West African), the Corvallis Drum Circle Connection, the OSU Steel Drum Band and others.

A barbecue and international cuisine will also be available. The festival is the capstone event for Moms’ and Family Weekend at OSU.

Among the affiliate groups are: Association of Latin American Students, African Student Association, Cambodian Student Association, Chinese Association of OSU, PERMIAS (Indonesian Student Association), HMONG OSU, Indian Student Association, Japanese American Student Association, Japanese Student Association, Korean Student Association, Omani Student Association, Saudi Arabian Student Association, Taiwanese Student Association, and Vietnamese Student Association.

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