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Full Sail Celebrates International Education Week with Cultural Festival

International students shared their cultures with the Full Sail community during the recent campus event.

A crowd of people standing and talking around booths representing different countries at the Cultural Festival.

During this year’s International Education Week, the Full Sail community celebrated the benefits of international education and exchange with events including panels, performances, and workshops. Closing out the week was the Cultural Festival, a community event where international students were able to share the cultures of their home countries with their peers, faculty, and staff.

A group of four people standing in front of a table representing India at a cultural festival.

Students represent their home country at the India booth.

A group of three people standing behind a table representing Pakistan at a cultural festival.

A student and his parents share Pakistani culture at their booth.

Students across degree programs shared their cultures with the Full Sail community, representing 30 different countries including Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Korea, and many more during the festival. Student-run country booths shared food samples, music, clothing, project boards, and traditions with attendees and fellow participants.

The festival also treated guests to several performances including a K-pop song and dance, Salsa dancing, and a Colombian music performance. Student Graeme Toussaint – who performed a steel pan drum solo – allowed booth visitors to try their hand at the instrument while representing their home nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

A person is on stage and playing the guitar with the Colombian flag on a flag pole beside them.

A student from Colombia plays a guitar solo on stage.

Two people standing on a stage while holding microphones and singing a song.

Two students performing a K-pop routine on stage in the venue.

“So often we, staff and students alike, are so caught up in our own little world, we are unaware of the diversity within Full Sail’s student population,” shares International Student Coordinator Sandi Foncannon. “There are students attending from all corners of the globe to study entertainment media and technology.