International Student & Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services

International Festival

 

Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 16,  2019, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.

About

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 2019 International Festival, please complete the VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM. Thank you!

13th Annual International Festival: Saturday, February 16, 2019, Noon - 5pm

 

 

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 Click Here To Download the 2019 International Festival Flyer!

International Festival 2019 Flyer

For more information, call ISSS at
(321) 674-8053 or e-mail isss@fit.edu.

 

 2019 International Festival Program

Saturday, February 16, 2019, Noon - 5PM

STAGE PERFORMANCES (12pm-5pm)

Twitchy, Florida Tech’s Own All Faculty Rock Band

Aly Cisse, African Drum Call

Voice of Indonesians in Florida

Klaus Kolb, German-born accordionist

St. Joe’s School Spanish Club Dancers

Rondeau School of Irish Step Dance

Seibukan Dojo Japanese Swordsmanship

Melbourne Capoeira Brazilian Martial Arts

Wentau Ye Chinese Vocalist

Grecian Odyssey Dancers Little Stars & Primaries

Panama Suenos y Tradiciones Dancers

Mamatha & Suchi Indian Cultural Performers

Saudi Student Union

Xiaokang Li

Pakistani Dancers

Shik Shak Belly Dancing Club

St. Katharine’s Grecian Odyssey Senior Dancers

African Student Association

Omani Student Association

Latin America Student Association

Florida Tech’s Street Dance Club

 

CULTURAL DISPLAYS

Chinese Student Association

USA Display by Rotaract Club of Florida Tech

Libyan Student Association

Omani Student Association

Taiwan Student Association

Korean Student Association

Brazil Student Association

Latin American Student Association

The Gathering, First Church of the Nazarene

Institute for Cross Cultural Management

L’Ahavat Tzion

Caribbean Student Association

Indian Student Association

Students from Jordan

African Student Association

Iraq Student Association

Saudi Student Union

Cross Cultural Competence Certificate Program

Students from Pakistan

Students from Bangladesh

Seibukan Dojo Japanese Swordsmanship Group

Florida Tech’s Study Abroad Department

Students from Qatar

Toastmaster’s International Talkers

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts

UNICEF at Florida Tech

Students from Thailand

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Voice of Indonesia in Florida

 

TASTES OF THE WORLD FOOD VENDORS
 

Arc’s Ice Cream Treats – Treats, Soda, Water

Bangkok Thai – Egg Rolls, Krab Rangoon, Pad Thai

Colombian Harvest – Breakfast, Empanadas, Jugos Mango

Falafel Stop – Wraps, Salads, Hummos

Habanero Grill – Tacos, Tamales, Burritos, Mexican Soda

Hazel’s Caribbean – Rice & Peas, Oxtail, Curry Goat

Taal Indian Cuisine – Samosas, Butter Chicken & more

Le Crave Café – Sweet Crepes, Boba Tea

Old School Pizza – Cheese Pizzas, Pepperoni Pizzas

 

*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

 

Press

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

 

Location

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 isss@fit.edu, or faxed to (321) 728-4570.

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

Volunteers:
Volunteer Signup Form

 

Cultural Displays:
Cultural Display Application & Contract
 

Stage Performances:

Stage Performer Application & Contract
 
Retail Goods Vendors:
Retail Vendor Application & Contract
 
Food Vendors:
Food Vendor Application & Contract