CORVALLIS, Ore. – The annual International Spring Festival will be held as part of Mom’s & Families Weekend in the Memorial Union Quad on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the International Students of OSU.
This year’s theme is “Stories Our Mama Told Us When We Were Young.”
Fifteen cultural student associations affiliated with ISOSU will share stories, myths and superstitions from their cultures. International groups will host booths where they recreate their own “living rooms of the world.” Performances on two stages in front of the Memorial Union will include Chinese lion dancers, African drummers Brazilian dancers, Takio drummers and more.
An OSU student fashion show will feature international culturally significant clothing.
Food from around the world will also be highlighted, and in keeping with the theme will focus on homestyle dishes such as empanadas, sweet and savory crepes, potstickers and falafel.
This event provides the opportunity for the ISOSU and affiliates to demonstrate their culture to the OSU community, as well as to meet new people and have meaningful conversations while reminiscing about their childhoods.
International Students of OSU first formed in the late 1970s as a student organization. ISOSU hosts weekly programs in the International Resource Center in addition to 20 large annual cultural programs that share the history, traditions and stories of the people of the world.