Join us for events and programs with multicultural components to gain a wider understanding of the world. All members of the UMKC community and our Kansas City neighbors are welcome.

Upcoming International Events


Culture Fest!  - Spring 2024 (April 13, 2024)

The largest UMKC on-campus event is back again! Your International Student Ambassadors will once again host this signature international event April 13, 2024. 

Through this event, we will discover new cultures and traditions from around the world through presentations, food, and entertainment. The festivities will begin with international cuisine, catered from various local restaurants. Alongside the tasty cuisine, we will have student-run Educational Booths, where they can showcase their culture in the form of presentations, art, textiles, food, and more! From there, we will move into the entertainment portion of the night. There will be a cultural Talent Contest, and a Fashion Show of traditional apparel.

Visit the Culture Fest website to register as a student participant, to volunteer, or to register to attend the event:

Culture Fest 2024

Airport Greetings: 

At the beginning of each semester, an ISAO staff member will be welcoming new international students at MCI on select dates and times. We will have a welcome kit, filled with goodies, and can assist new students with any immediate questions. This is not a ride share service. Students must have their transportation and housing arranged, prior to arrival. New Dates for Fall 2024 will be posted as we approach the upcoming semester.

Stay tuned for new dates to be added, based on flight information reporting. 

International Education Week - November 2024: 

Learn more about past events, hosted across the UMKC campus for International Education Week! Leading up to the event, we will have updated information for IEW 2024.

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