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International Festival


Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Sunday, Feb. 16,  2020, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.


The International Festival, first held in 2007, is an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community held at the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne, Florida. International student groups and local cultural organizations host country and diversity-themed display booths showcasing a variety of traditional clothing, informational literature, maps, flags and artifacts. Dance and vocal groups, bands and other performers (including martial artists) fill the afternoon with live entertainment on Florida Tech's outdoor stage, the Panthereum, while local eateries sell a variety of delicious ethnic foods in the Panther Plaza courtyard. Children's activities span from  the educational -- Passport to the World Program to simply fun --  face painting and bounce houses.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2020 International Festival, please complete the VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM. Thank you!

14th Annual International Festival:  Sunday, February 16, 2020, Noon - 4pm



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For more information, call ISSS at
(321) 674-8053 or e-mail


 2020 International Festival Program

Sunday, February 16, 2020, Noon - 4PM


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*Free sampling for Florida Tech students with student ID.

Photo Galleries

2019 Photo Gallery

2018 Photo Gallery

2017 Photo Gallery

2016 Photo Gallery

2015 Photo Gallery

2014 Photo Gallery

2013 Photo Gallery

2012 Photo Gallery

2011 Photo Gallery

2010 Photo Gallery

2009 Photo Gallery



2019 Press

Brevard Hometown News, "International Festival Celebrates Diversity" (February 7, 2019)

Florida Today, "Take a Trip Around the World"  (February 15, 2019)

Florida Today, "Scenes from the Festival" (February 17, 2019)

2017 Press

All-World food and arts at FIT's International Fest - The Melbourne Beachsider (February 23, 2017)

Global Diversity Celebrated at Florida Tech’s International Festival Saturday, Feb. 18 - Florida Tech Newsroom (February 7, 2017)

Brevard Live, February 2017 Edition (Pg. 14-15)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival in February - Florida Tech Newsroom (December 19, 2016)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival Feb. 18, 2017 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 24, 2016)

2016 Press

Florida Tech Seeking Performers, Vendors for 2016 International Festival - Florida Tech Newsroom (November 6, 2015)

From the President's Desk - Dr. Anthony J, Catanese, President & CEO of Florida Tech (February 11, 2016)

International Festival Highlights Diversity on the Florida Tech Campus - WFIT (February 11, 2016)

2015 Press

International Festival Brings the World to Florida Tech - Florida Tech Newsroom (January 21, 2015)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Fest Feb. 28 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 31, 2014)

International Festival at Florida Tech - Brevard County Events

2014 Press

Florida Tech News Release (January 22, 2014)

WFIT 89.5FM (February 11, 2014)

Florida Today: Florida Tech to celebrate cultural diversity - Nations come together at International Fest (February 13, 2014)

Florida Tech Video Productions

Photo Gallery: International Student Service Organization (ISSO) Facebook Page

2013 Press

Brevard Times (October 29, 2012)

Hometown News (January 11, 2013)

Florida Tech Crimson, page 10 (January 22, 2013)

Florida Tech Today (Spring 2013, Volume 22, Issue 1)

2012 Press

BBN October 2011

Florida Tech Crimson December 2012

BBN February 2012

2011 Press

2011 International Festival Press Release

The Florida Tech Crimson

Campus Observer

BBN August 2010

BBN January 2011

Space Coast Living

2010 Press

Brevard Business News Write-Up

Brevard Florida LIVE Flyer

Florida Tech Crimson Write-Up

Florida Today Article (pdf)

Al Dia Today Article



Florida Tech is located at 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne, Fla.

The International Festival is held on the northern side of campus off Country Club Rd. in Panther Plaza, the courtyard area between the Keuper Administration Building and Denius Student Center.

Download the map.


Participation Forms

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to, or faxed to (321) 728-4570.

Cultural Display and Stage Performance application deadline is December 14, 2018.

Volunteer Signup Form


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