Represent a Country!
The International Student Association and the Center for International Education sponsor the Country Fair each October or November.
HOST A TABLE!
If you are an international student, a returned study abroad student or you are simply just interested in hosting a country table, we would love to have you participate!
Already registered to host a table? Check out this website for everything you need to know about hosting a table.
Country Fair 2014
This year, the Country Fair will be held on Friday, October 24, 2013 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Peace Quad (rain location: St Charles room). We hope to see you there!
This free event showcases Loyola's diverse international community and gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to spend the afternoon "traveling" the world.
Live music, educational displays, and cuisine from a variety of countries are featured.
At the Fair, Loyola's international students as well as U.S. Americans, set up tables where they showcase a variety of items (flags, pictures, native clothing, artifacts, etc.) and food from their home countries or from countries where they have studied abroad. This is an extremely popular event; all the Loyola community loves it!
2013 Entertainment (stay tuned for the 2014 entertainment!)
Country Fair attendees will be greeted by music and dance from KUMBUKA: African Drum & Dance Collective. KUMBUKA is dedicated to the preservation, presentation, documentation, and research of traditional African and African-American folklore and is known for its vibrant, colorful and percussive movements that breathe life into ancient art forms that make evident the connection between Africa, Haiti and New Orleans. Their repertoire consists of dances from Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria,Congo, Kenya , South Africa, Haiti and New Orleans.
DJ Santiago Caicedo Vásquez, from Crescent City Radio, will be broadcasting his show "Los 15 Principales" live from the Country Fair! This special broadcast, "Se nos viene el mundo", will feature the hottest music from around the globe and the usual weekly Latin Top 15 countdown.
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For more information about the Country Fair, email CIE or call 504-864-7550.