2023 | Spring Term | Tuesday, April 25 - Saturday, April 29
World Fest, a celebration of the cultural diversity on our campus, features in-person events to share cultures and community. World Fest is presented by International Student Programs and Caltech Y. For assistance with event links, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Food Fair + Live Music
Tuesday, April 25 l 4:00 - 5:30 PM l Moore Walk and Avery Courtyard
For $5 enjoy a taste of the world! Food provided by Caltech student clubs, staff, and community volunteers. Water provided, but bring your own refillable water bottle. In an effort to reduce waste, guests are also encouraged to bring a reusable plate. Enter on Moore Walk from Holliston Avenue or from in front of the Bechtel Residence. From 4:30 - 5:30 PM, enjoy a variety of instrumental performances.
Beyond a Vacation: The Past and Present Caribbean
Wednesday, April 26 l 12:00 – 1:00 PM l Hameetman Multipurpose Room l Lunch Provided l RSVP Requested
Beneath images of turquoise beaches and serene getaways, the modern Caribbean hides a complex mixture of colonialist histories and modern progress. As the region seeks to assert its place in the contemporary economy, it is also working to adapt to global interconnectedness, newfound freedom, climate change, economic realignment, diaspora and other challenges. Join Caltech Graduate Student Jordan Benjamin as he recounts his journey across the Caribbean to learn a little bit about his own history and life in the islands today.
Thursday, April 27 l 12:00 – 1:00 PM l Hameetman Multipurpose Room l Lunch Provided l RSVP Requested
Known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences, come explore the rich culture, foods, and geography of Malaysia as shared by graduate students Yu Yu Phua and Tony Yap, and undergraduate Sarah Liaw.
ASCIT Multicultural Fashion Show
Saturday, April 29 l 4:30-7:00 PM l Beckman Lawn
This inaugural event will showcase the cultural attire, food, music, and dance unique to the various cultural groups that constitute the Caltech community. The show has a focus on cultural and traditional fashion, with performances with cultural instruments and dance to highlight the talents and diversity of those involved. Celebrate the rich variety of cultures with performances, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the show.
Thanks to all who contributed to World Fest 2023!
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