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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

International Festival

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We feature many countries throughout our bazaar on all three levels of the CSU. Please visit our vendors to learn more about their part of the world.

**Student Organizations

Please support the organizations starred with **. These organizations are international students and entities directly representing the international community at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Proceeds go toward activi­ties involved with sharing their culture.

Lower Level

**Bangladesh Student Association: Learn about the Bangladeshi culture through dress and music.

**Japanese Intercultural Association

Main Level

**French Club

**Grand Bassam

**Korean Student Association: View the dress and culture of South Korea.

**NESTCOM (Nepalese Student Community): Gain an understanding of Nepalese culture and clothing.

**Latino Students Wellness Programs

**Hmong Student Association

Upper Level

**Somali Student Association: Learn about the Somali culture; one of the most represented in Minnesota and at Minnesota State Mankato.

**Saudi Club: View traditional dress, calligraphy and henna artwork of the Saudi Arabian culture.

**Muslim Student Association: Learn philosophies and ask questions about the religion of Islam.

**Tunisia Student Group: View the culture and national dress of Tunisia.

**Indian Student Association: Gain insight into Bollywood and the music of the Indian culture.

**Brazil Student Organization: Study the cultures, dress and items representing different states of Brazil.

**Pakistan Student Association: Get a henna tattoo and view ethnic items and clothing.

**Cricket Club: Learn the basic rules and fundamentals of Cricket and discover why it remains a favorite sport in several countries.

**Oromia Student Union: Learn more about the Oromo culture.

Chinese Institute: Learn about the Chinese culture both from the native contest and the context of the Chinese American.

Blue Earth County Historical Society: See the vibrant history of Blue Earth County through dresses and costumes of different eras.

Study Abroad Program: Discover benefits gained from study abroad opportunities at Minnesota State Mankato.

IREX Pakistan: Participate in informative presentations and interactions with this student organization.

Memorial Library: Learn about the multiple resources available at our campus library.

Youth For Understanding: Learn about this global non-profit that emphasizes multicultural immersion and exchange programs between teachers and trainers.

Friendship Family Program: Discover the special interaction shared between international students and the Mankato community.

Swetalina Das: View for purchase a special selection of Himalayan tapestry from India and Savana creations from Tanzania, East Africa.

Minnesota Snoflake: View for purchase winter/all season decorations including sun catchers in various patterns, colors and textures.

TaeKwonDo: Learn about Korean martial art, culture and tradition.

Mankato Diversity Council: Gain insights from presentations and information about Diversity Council.

Twin Valley Council: Learn more about the Boy Scout/Venture crew cultures.

College of Business: Stop by to learn about opportunities with the College of Business.

Scholarship America: Learn about scholarship opportunities for making post-secondary education available to everyone.

Lawrence Ting: View for purchase oriental items, clothing and accessories from various Asian cultures.

Josies Pieces: View for purchase handmade accessories, clothing and miscellaneous items from


Mankato Area Fair Trade Town Initiative: Learn about fair trade goods and supporting the development of communities through fair trade.

Cote d’ Ivoire Student Association: Learn more about the vibrant culture of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).