The University of Louisiana Monroe’s International Student Services is hosting its annual International Week from Sunday, April 14 through Thursday, April 18. The purpose of this special week is to highlight the diverse cultures and nationalities present on ULM’s campus. 

“We have an active international community at ULM. Our annual International Student Week highlights diversity, cultural exchange and Warhawk pride! We are excited to highlight our international students through song, dance, food and networking,” said DeVaria Hudson, Director of International Services and Programs. 

All activities are free except the International Food Festival and the International Gala. The gala is free for the first 150 members, $10 for ULM domestic students, and $15 for faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased at the International Student Services office in Sandel Hall, Suite 200. 

“There are so many opportunities for the community to become involved in International Student Week. Join us for the flag parade, Holi (Festival of Colors), soccer tournament and gala. I’m really looking forward to the food festival. Our international students are some of the best chefs this side of the bayou,” said Hudson. 

The International Food Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the week. Guests will be able to enjoy a global variety of sample food provided by international students and faculty, priced from 50 cents to $2 per item. 


Sunday, April 14

• Kickoff

Time: 5 –7 p.m.

Location: International Student Center

• Winter is Coming Watch Party

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Hangar

Monday, April 15

• Flag Parade

Time: 3 p.m. 

Location: Fant Ewing Coliseum to Scott Plaza 

• International Health Fair

Time: 3-7 p.m.

Location: The Hangar

• Holi (Festival of Colors)

Time: 5:30-7 p.m.

Location: Bayou Park

Tuesday, April 16

• Kayak Race & Henna

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Wesley Foundation 

• Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Time: 5-7 p.m. 

Location: Wesley Foundation

Wednesday, April 17

• Food Festival

Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: The Hangar

• Soccer Tournament Battle for I-20

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Intramural Soccer Field

• African-Caribbean Dance Workout

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Activity Center

Thursday, April 18

• International Student Gala

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location: The Hangar

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