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Thursday 27 February 202009.00 to Friday 28 February 202018.00

Welcome to International Festival 2020! 

Time to celebrate all things international…

The UCL International Festival is jointly organised by Students’ Union UCL and the International Student Support team and aims to promote UCL’s multicultural identity and its global activities, encourage knowledge and ‘cross cultural exchange’, and make international students feel part of UCL’s community. 

This year the UCL’s International Festival will be on 27 and 28 February 2020.

Activities and events 

Throughout the international festival will be a wide range of activities and events aimed at all students.

Thursday 27 February

  • International Breakfast: In the morning there will be Welcome Breakfast/Brunches for you to meet your fellow international students over a coffee and something to eat. 
  • Society performances: In the Student Centre, there will be a number of societies celebrating national days from their respective countries, dance performances from the K-Pop society, bake sales and discussions held by UCL’s international Welfare Officer on your experiences as an international student at UCL. 
  • Opportunities and Support fair: Taking place in the Student Centre showcasing volunteer work, study abroad options, homestays in the UK and all support services UCL offers you. 
  • International film showings: Should you wish to pick up some popcorn and check out some of the best international movies on offer then you’re in luck as a variety of world cinema movies will be shown over the two days in a variety of locations at UCL, including SUITE shown by UCL Francophone Society
  • Coffee and Conversation sessions: For those looking to brush up on their English, Students’ Union UCL will be running their Coffee and Conversation sessions so why not head along and meet some new international friends over a hot drink (tea will be available for non-coffee lovers). 
  • FOOOOOOD!: At any point should you get hungry or thirsty, we’ve got you covered. On Thursday 27, there will be a wide range of international food and drink stalls in the Main Quad, so whichever continent your taste buds are drawn to, you won’t be disappointed.

Friday 28 February

  • International Breakfast: Another morning, another international breakfast for you to meet your fellow international students. 
  • Dance showcase:  Come along to the Student Centre and watch a variety of Dance performances from our societies from all over the world. 
  • International Festival Club nightWhat a better way to finish off the International Festival than with a themed night in Phineas? Come along for a night of good music and great drink deals!

Please check back on the What’s On calendar for more information on all events taking place that week!