Friday, October 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
"Philadelphia prides itself on being a welcoming city, rooted in peace and acceptance. I believe firmly that diversity is essential to Philadelphia’s growth and innovation…Thank you for joining this program and doing your part to bridge the gap between our countries."
Celebrate the diverse cultures and talents that international college students and scholars bring to the city of Philadelphia! This signature event, (formerly known as the Welcome Reception and celebrating its 48th year), includes global cuisine, music and dance performances and networking with people around the world. Pre-registration is strongly suggested by not required. Reserve your tickets below.
The Festival promotes the University of Pennsylvania’s global engagement highlighting the Penn Museum’s vast collection of objects, Penn Language Center’s linguistic expertise, and Penn Global’s dedication to international student integration.
The reception also applauds the vibrant network of regional universities and organizations that promote global activities, honoring the impact of this cultural engagement on Philadelphia, the first World Heritage City in the nation.
College and Organizational Sponsors - We need your support!
The success of the Festival is a direct result of our sponsors’ generosity and ongoing support. Last year, the financial contributions of our sponsors provided international students from more than 20 area colleges the ability to celebrate Philadelphia’s rich cultural diversity together.
There are two types of sponsors:
- University sponsors, who support their students’ attendance
- Organizational sponsors, who would like to meet hundreds of international students or support the themes of this event