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USD Hosts Festival of Nations

Photo of Festival of Nations. Festival of Nations is Sunday, March 25.

VERMILLION, S.D. –  The University of South Dakota International Club hosts Festival of Nations, a unique cultural experience offering food and entertainment from more than 15 countries, this Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the Muenster University Center ballroom.

USD has hosted the Festival of Nations for more than 20 years as a means for international students to express their cultures and pay tribute to their home countries through food, dress, music and dance.

The student-driven event is made possible by the International Club, with the help of USD’s Center for Academic and Global Engagement (CAGE). Tickets are $3 for USD students and $7 for staff.


USD’s Center for Academic & Global Engagement (CAGE) gives students the chance to gain real-world experience and knowledge and connect with their community and the larger world. CAGE offers academically based opportunities that create skills employers and graduate schools seek. Among them: off-campus service-learning programs, studying abroad, student exchange, undergraduate research and nationally competitive awards and fellowships. CAGE also provides support to international students with cultural and academic adjustments as well as immigration concerns.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News