International Festival

Please join Florida Institute of Technology for the International Festival, an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community on Saturday, Feb. 17,  2018, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Panther Plaza.

About The Event

The International Festival, first held in 2007, is an annual celebration of cultural diversity and international community held at the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne, Florida. International student groups and local cultural organizations host country and diversity-themed display booths showcasing a variety of traditional clothing, informational literature, maps, flags and artifacts. Dance and vocal groups, bands and other performers (including martial artists) fill the afternoon with live entertainment on Florida Tech's outdoor stage, the Panthereum, while local eateries sell a variety of delicious ethnic foods in the Panther Plaza courtyard. Children's activities include face painting and carnival games.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2017 International Festival, please complete the volunteer signup form. Thank you!

11th Annual International Festival: Saturday, February 18, 2017, Noon - 5PM

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For more information, call ISSS at
(321) 674-8053 or e-mail isss@fit.edu.

Programs and Schedule

2017 International Festival Program

Saturday, February 18, 2017, Noon - 5PM

Entertainment - Noon to 5 pm

Performances are listed in order (schedule is subject to change).

  • “Twitchy,” Florida Tech’s All Faculty Rock ‘N’ Roll Band (Opening from noon - 1:00pm)
  • L'Ahavat Tzion
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Spanish Club
  • Voice of Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • Shik Shak Belly Dance Club
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Melbourne Capoeira
  • Voice of Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • Saudi Students Union
  • African Student Association
  • Putri Mandalika Indonesian Dance Club
  • Muntaser Syed
  • Voice of Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • Caribbean Students Association
  • FIT Street Dance Club

Cultural Displays By:

  • African Student Association
  • Brazil Student Association
  • Caribbean Student Association
  • Chinese Student And Scholar Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • International Student Service Organization
  • Iraqi Students Group
  • Islamic Society of Brevard
  • Korean Student Association
  • L’Ahavat Tzion
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Libyan Students Association
  • Omani Student Association
  • Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts
  • Saudi Students Union
  • School of Psychology Diversity Committee
  • Space Coast Vikings/Sons of Norway
  • Sri Lankan Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Voice Indonesia in Florida (VIDA)
  • WFIT
Refreshments
ARC's Ice Cream Distribution Ice Cream Truck
        Assorted varieties of packaged ice creams
Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurant*
Oxtail, curry goat, curry chicken, brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, jerk pork, beef patties, jamaican soda, & water.
All meals served with rice & peas and steamed cabbage.
Indique*
        Vegetarian meals:  Pakora, paneer kulchan, briyani
        Non-vegetarian meals:  Butter chicken, rice, chicken 65
Joumana's Mediterranean Cuisine*
        Gyros, chicken shawarma, hummus
La Estancia de Luisa*
Colombian empanadas, chicken in sauce, ropa vieja
Old School Pizza
        Pizza, hot dogs, chips, sodas, & bottled water
Tacos Mexicanos Aca Chela*
        Chicken tacos, barbacoa tacos, ground beef tacos

*Free sampling for Florida Tech students with student ID.

Photo Galleries
News and Announcements

2017 Press

All-World food and arts at FIT's International Fest - The Melbourne Beachsider (February 23, 2017)

Global Diversity Celebrated at Florida Tech’s International Festival Saturday, Feb. 18 - Florida Tech Newsroom (February 7, 2017)

Brevard Live, February 2017 Edition (Pg. 14-15)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival in February - Florida Tech Newsroom (December 19, 2016)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Festival Feb. 18, 2017 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 24, 2016)

2016 Press

Florida Tech Seeking Performers, Vendors for 2016 International Festival - Florida Tech Newsroom (November 6, 2015)

From the President's Desk - Dr. Anthony J, Catanese, President & CEO of Florida Tech (February 11, 2016)

International Festival Highlights Diversity on the Florida Tech Campus - WFIT (February 11, 2016)

2015 Press

International Festival Brings the World to Florida Tech - Florida Tech Newsroom (January 21, 2015)

Florida Tech Seeking Vendors, Performers for International Fest Feb. 28 - Florida Tech Newsroom (October 31, 2014)

International Festival at Florida Tech - Brevard County Events

2014 Press

Florida Tech News Release (January 22, 2014)

WFIT 89.5FM (February 11, 2014)

Florida Today: Florida Tech to celebrate cultural diversity - Nations come together at International Fest (February 13, 2014)

Florida Tech Video Productions

Photo Gallery: International Student Service Organization (ISSO) Facebook Page

2013 Press

Brevard Times (October 29, 2012)

Hometown News (January 11, 2013)

Florida Tech Crimson, page 10 (January 22, 2013)

Florida Tech Today (Spring 2013, Volume 22, Issue 1)

2012 Press

BBN October 2011

Florida Tech Crimson December 2012

BBN February 2012

2011 Press

2011 International Festival Press Release

The Florida Tech Crimson

Campus Observer

BBN August 2010

BBN January 2011

Space Coast Living

2010 Press

Brevard Business News Write-Up

Brevard Florida LIVE Flyer

Florida Tech Crimson Write-Up

Florida Today Article (pdf)

Al Dia Today Article

Location

Florida Tech is located at 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne, Fla.

The International Festival is held on the northern side of campus off Country Club Rd. in Panther Plaza, the courtyard area between the Keuper Administration Building and Denius Student Center.

Download the map.

Get More Information

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to isss@fit.edu, or faxed to (321) 728-4570.

Cultural Display and Stage Performance application deadline has been extended through January 20, 2017.

Volunteers:
Volunteer Signup Form
Cultural Displays:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Cultural Displays
Stage Performances:
Participation Application Form & Contract for Stage Performances
Retail Goods Vendors:
Retail Vendor Contract Regulations
Retail Vendor Space Contract
Food Vendors:
Food Vendor Agreement
Food Vendor Space Contract