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KU International Affairs hosts International Jayhawk Festival

KU International Affairs hosts International Jayhawk
Festival
BY: ANNA DENISON
The University of Kansas hosted its sixth annual International Jayhawk Festival. The event took
place at the Burge Union on Tuesday afternoon.
The festival was put on by KU International Affairs and was meant to educate students on the
international programming offered and educate them on study abroad opportunities.
While the festival centered mostly around international cultures, all students were welcomed to
join in on the activities.
Sophia Belshe, a global engagement peer advisor, said she wanted students to be able to learn
about study abroad, international student organizations and support groups.
“I think really what we’re trying to do is just bring together the KU international community and
kind of like celebrate that community, provide people with just kind of an opportunity to explore
all the different cultures that are represented here at KU,” said Belshe.
With over 20 campus sponsors, the event had live music, activities that highlight different
cultures, food, and free teachers.
Many tables featured games, candy, and informational pamphlets for students to take.
Amanda Nelson visited the fair to learn more on different cultures that she hasn’t been exposed
day.
“I didn’t really know what to expect, but it’s actually really fun. I’ve already got to talk to a lot of
different people with like, different organizations, okay, you and just learn a lot about things that
I just haven’t been exposed to at all in the past,” Nelson.
The festival was a crowd favorite and the office of international affairs is already planning for
next year.

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