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International Spring Festival

Student Engagement

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Graduate, Postbaccalaureate, Postdoctoral, Pre-Collegiate, Staff

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
Meng Sun
msun13@gsu.edu

Address
33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Building
Sparks Hall

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Institutional Funding (e.g., President's Office, Provost Office, College or Academic Unit, Departmental Funding)

Overview

Each Spring, the International Students Association Council coordinates the International Spring Festival, a week of events produced by various student groups on campus. International students and their American counterparts seek to promote culture and diversity through a fashion show, dance show, flag parade, international pageant and tabled events.

Benefits

1. promote and celebrate cultural diversity on campus
2. foster intercultural communication and interaction
3. showcase campus diversity

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Asian, Black, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
04/01/2000

Number Served
5001-5500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Heather Housley

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The event promotes and celebrates cultural diversity of international students on campus and fosters intercultural communication and interaction.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Various cultural performances and table events to showcase different cultures

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

The event promotes and celebrates cultural diversity of international students on campus and fosters intercultural communication and interaction.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment, Other

Other: Specialized cultural events

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

1. Cultural events that provide international students with a stage to showcase their cultures and celebrate cultural diversity

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events, external review/evaluation

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, mentoring program alumni

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

1. Event Attendance 2. Students’ feedback 3. Student Organizations’ reflections

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
04/01/2000

Number Served
5001-5500

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

Heather Housley

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The event promotes and celebrates cultural diversity of international students on campus and fosters intercultural communication and interaction.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Various cultural performances and table events to showcase different cultures

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

The event promotes and celebrates cultural diversity of international students on campus and fosters intercultural communication and interaction.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment, Other

Other: Specialized cultural events

Participant Empowerment

Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

1. Cultural events that provide international students with a stage to showcase their cultures and celebrate cultural diversity

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events, external review/evaluation

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, mentoring program alumni