St. Cloud State students and area residents are invited to experience the Rainbow: Colors of Cultures Nov. 13 as the International Student Association hosts its annual Passport to the World 3-5 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
“Each color will represent different countries and all the colors of the rainbow will make a white light, which means we all come together to a meaningful world,” said Amrita Timilsina, International Student Association President.
Attendees will be given a “passport” at the entrance and have the opportunity to travel around the room and get a visa sticker at each station. Students will be giving performances throughout the event, and no food will be served.
“This event has been organized since 1990 and is focused to promote unity in diversity,” Timilsina said. “This event also provides an opportunity to all students who want to show their unique culture and traditions at St. Cloud State. Visitors include community members mostly families with children.”
The event is part of International Education Week Nov. 13-19. Admission is free.
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.