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NMSU hosts International Festival

New Mexico State University's International Student Services and the Associated Students of NMSU will host the 2010 International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms.

NMSU students representing more than 10 countries and clubs will offer students and the community a multicultural encounter during the event.

"There's a real benefit to meeting people who have a different background," said Sean Milton, foreign student advisor and event organizer. "The International Festival gives people a chance to travel around the world in an hour."

Participating students and clubs will represent India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Turkey, the Philippines, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Brazil, Africa and the Muslim Student Association.

The festival will include displays of music, dances, games, art and traditional clothing from each participant's native country or culture.

The International Festival will only be held one day, instead of two days as in previous years. Las Cruces-area families with children are especially welcome at the event.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the International Student Services office at (575) 646-2017.