The International Students Association’s Global Gala will bring formal and traditional attire from across the globe to St. Cloud State for one night only.
The cultural night is an “international prom” from 5-9 p.m. April 18 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
The evening will be a night of diversity and international expression featuring performances to showcase music, dance and martial arts and more from across the world.
Appetizers and beverages will be served. There will also be a Henna booth and a photo booth.
The Ethiopian Student Association is also holding its Ethiopian Night celebration from 6-8:30 p.m. April 18 in the Newman Center near campus. The event will feature dancing, food, poetry and acting. The cost to attend Ethiopian Night is $8 for students and $10 for non-students.
Viva Oromoia, put on by the Omoro Student Organization April 25, will be the final cultural festival of the semester.
“People should attend this event because they can observe the different traditional clothes other cultures wear,” said Valerie Ang, president of the International Students Association. “This event was established to build friendships from around the world. International students are here to learn about the American culture and to share their cultures with the local students too.”
The International Students Association is an umbrella organization for all cultural organizations on campus. It provides a common platform for all students — international and domestic to experience the different dimensions of culture.
The cost to attend the Global Gala is $5. Tickets are on sale at kiosks in Atwood Memorial Center starting April 13. They will also be available at the door.
Cultural festivals are one way the university is providing a transformative educational experience for students to help prepare them to be global citizens at home, at work and in their communities. More than 1,000 students from 90-plus nations attend St. Cloud State, and cultural festivals give them an opportunity to share elements of their culture with the campus community.