We're lucky to represent such a diverse global community at UCL. We're home to more than 20,000 students from outside the UK, and our International Festival (Feb 19 – Feb 23) is an incredibly important annual celebration for our community. Every year, we host a week-long programme of activities and events, delivered for and by our students, to showcase and celebrate our internationalism and global outlook.

This year our activities were planned around the themes of Curiosity, Celebration and Connection.

From taster sessions with Indian Dance Society to a 5-a-side World Cup, to a huge Food Festival in the Main Quad, there was loads to get involved with.

And the festival was for everyone – international students keen to showcase keen their heritage, or home students with an interest in learning and understanding more about the world.

Continue the legacy of the Festival

Does a particular recipe remind you of home? Perhaps there's a dish that has been passed down in your family? Or maybe there's a meal you cook or bake on special occasions? We're looking for as many recipes as possible to showcase the wonderful diversity of the UCL student community.

We aim to compile all recipes into a printed cookbook, which will be sold to raise money for the Hardship Fund. If your recipe is selected to feature, we may be in touch to ask for further details.

Be Curious

Expand your horizons, be curious about different cultures and expand your mind beyond what you already know

Sample a diverse array of cuisines and feast of flavours at the International Food Festival in the Main Quad or try a Swedish taster session with the Nordic Society. Most importantly, be curious and try something new.

Celebration

Celebrate your cultural identity and that of others

Immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of diversity, education, and global opportunities at the International Festival Fair.

Or celebrate Chinese culture at the 2024 Chinese Art showcase presented by the UCL Chinese Art Troupe (under UCLCSSA).

Clubs & Societies
2024 Chinese Art Troupe Showcase (UCLCSSA)
09/03/2024 | 18:00 - 20:30
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Make new connections

Discover opportunities to enrich your student experience by making new connections and trying something new

Enjoy the rich tapestry of Mexican culture, tucking into delicious tamales alongside the Mexican Society as they celebrate Candlemas Day.

Join a Chinese Calligraphy and Origami Workshop with the UCLCSSA Society. Or take part in the TeamUCL 5-a-side World Cup.

This is your opportunity to enrich your student experience.

Check out the whole programme of events below

Clubs & Societies
2024 Chinese Art Troupe Showcase (UCLCSSA)
09/03/2024 | 18:00 - 20:30
🐼🏮🐲🧧🧨
Clubs & Societies
Cha Cha Workshop with Hugo Rosales
11/03/2024 | 18:00 - 19:30
! Unfortunately, this event has been postponed to a later date due to scheduling issues. Apologies for any inconvenience caused !As part of the UCL International Festival, we've partnered with POC Network to bring you round the world through dance! Next, we have a Cha Cha workshop with Hugo Rosales 🕺
Clubs & Societies
Cha Cha Workshop with Hugo Rosales
11/03/2024 | 18:00 - 19:30
As part of the UCL International Festival, we've partnered with POC Network to bring you round the world through dance! Next, we have a Cha Cha workshop with Hugo Rosales 🕺Hugo has15 years of experience choreographing, teaching and competing in Latin America and in the UK. His style is very energetic and fun, aiming to deliver quality lessons to help dancers to achieve the next level. This…

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