Binghamton University hosts fifth annual international student festival


Bringing together international students from around the world in a celebration of music, cultural displays and sporting events, the fifth annual International Student Festival, to be held September 23 and 24, highlights the diverse culture of Binghamton University. Festival activities are free and open to the public.

The festival kicks off with two championship sporting events on Friday, September 23. A volleyball championship will tip-off at 4:30 p.m. and a basketball championship game will be held at 6:30 p.m. Both games will be played in the East Gym. 

The sporting events continue on Saturday, September 24, with a soccer championship match scheduled for 10 a.m. at the East Gym fields. 

Cultural displays and performances end the weekend of festivities at the “Cultural Showcase, ” a multimedia celebration beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Mandela Room of the University Union.  Performances by the Binghamton University Turkish Students Association (BU-TSA), Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA), Graduate African Student Organization (GASO) and the Indian Graduate Student Organization (IGSO) will offer entertaining glimpses of Binghamton University’s diverse campus community.

The International Student Festival is coordinated through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services and sponsored by a host of campus and community organizations.

For more information, contact International Student and Scholars Services at 607-777-2510 or visit their website at

Last Updated: 9/17/13