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Congratulations International Scholars



For those students who will be graduating, International Scholar Stoles (see photo below) are available for presentation at the ceremony and for rent or purchase to wear over your graduation gown at the graduation ceremony.  The cost to rent a stole is $15.  You will be required to pay a $50 deposit with $35 refunded after the stole has been returned. You can purchase the stole as a memento of your time at MSU, Mankato for $50. 

Order your stole here

CISS Sponsored

One of the goals of the Kearney International Center is to encourage students from around the world to share their culture, ideas, and talents with one another. Each year international student groups organize and present a variety of events and programs. Each of these is a wonderful opportunity for cultural enrichment and entertainment.

We invite you to take a look at both the Nationality Nights and the Mankato Area International Festival.

All of the Minnesota State Mankato campus events contribute the dynamic campus culture.


Signature Cultural Event Nights

Asian Night

When: Saturday, February 13th 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: CSU Ballroom

Africa Night

When: Saturday, March 19th

More information coming soon! 

Other Spring Semester Events: 

Coming soon!

Mankato Area International Festival

Sunday, April 10th

  • The Mankato Area International Festival is Minnesota State University, Mankato's largest international event. The festival provides attendees with a passport to discover a colorful flag parade, great singing, dancing, a fashion show, food vendors, cultural displays, children's area for making crafts, as well as a silent auction to raise funds for future international festivals.
  • The festival celebrates diversity and culture from around the world and within the Mankato community. This event provides a common message of peace, harmony and friendship. It also gives an opportunity for attendees to experience many cultures under a single roof.

Some of the campus events that incorporate the international experience are included here.

International Student Orientation Sponsorship

Community vendors, thank you for your participation in our International Student Orientation! You can select your sponsorship level(s) and make payments here

Non CISS Sponsored Campus Events

University Event Listing

Student Activities

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