2020 | Spring Term | Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24
World Fest, a celebration of the cultural diversity on our campus, features zoom talks, as well as a virtual rendering of our signature event the International Food Fair. World Fest is brought to you by International Student Programs and the Caltech Y. For RSVP-requested events, please RSVP by 11:00 AM on the day of each program so that a Zoom link can be sent to you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have difficulty accessing the RSVP links below.
International Food Fair - Virtual World Tour, Part 1
Monday, April 20 spotlight | Click Here for Global Recipes
Download some favorite international recipes from the Caltech community, and enjoy a taste of the world from within your own home!
India Cultural Trip
Tuesday, April 21 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Zoom
The Caltech Y, Caltech SURF Program, and IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) partnered to send Caltech students to Ahmedabad, India where they discovered the many layers that form identity in India and learned of India's ancient traditions of philosophy, science and technology into the present day. Come hear stories from their visit to this historic city steeped in tradition that is also responding rapidly to modernity and globalization.
- Zoe Beatty's India Travel Blog
- Saehui Hwang's India Travel Video Log
- Maria Manzanares India Travel Slides
Culture Show - Virtual World Tour, Part 2
Wednesday, April 22 spotlight | Click Here for Virtual Culture Show
Check out video and audio files of some of the global talent from the Caltech community, and explore the world from wherever you are.
Journey to the Northern Lights
Thursday, April 23 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Zoom
Ever dream of seeing the elusive aurora borealis? Join Caltech alum and current postdoc, Thibaud Talon, as he tells the tale of his trek to a remote location in Sweden where he witnessed the gorgeous green hues of this natural phenomenon.
Italian Pasta Making Demonstration
Friday, April 24 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | RSVP Link to Receive Zoom Invite
Caltech graduate student and former NASA engineer, Lorenzo Minutolo, cooked his way through undergraduate school. In order to save money for his education, Lorenzo worked in restaurants in his home country of Italy. There, he perfected the art of making pasta. Today, he will demonstrate this and teach us to make our own homemade egg pasta. This can be a hands-on session, if you want to try it out from your own home. You will need 1 egg and 2.5 cups (350 g) of all-purpose flour.
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Special thanks to all who contributed to World Fest 2020!
For a list of past years' programming, see the World Fest archives.
Want to present at a future World Fest? Submit a World Fest Speaker Proposal.