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Events, Programming, and Social Activities

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WKU currently has 8 international student diplomats representing 8 different countries. Diplomats assist prospective and new international students. Visit the 'Meet Our Diplomats' page on our website to learn more.

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Events, Programming & Social Activities


WKU offers fun, enriching international programs and events for everyone. The International Student Office works with many campus and community organizations to provide platforms for cultural exchange.

Whether you want to try food from a different culture, enjoy the traditional music or dance of another country, or volunteer with and for the diverse Bowling Green community, we are sure you will find something going on that fits your interests and needs. 

Take a look at some of the events going on below. You will also receive notifications via email so please be sure to check your TopperMail account. If you are a campus or community organization interested in promoting your event on this page, please email us with all event details at





Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

HCIC First Floor Multipurpose Room

Come and celebrate Nowruz with the diplomats and the Iranian students! There will be food, fun activities, and you will get the chance to learn about one of the oldest celebrations of the world and learn about their culture!
Hosted by: International student Diplomats, SGA,  Association of Iranian students. Check out the event page for more info. 



Talent Show

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 

HCIC First Floor Multipurpose Room

Make this World Fest your own! Showcase your unique talent to the WKU community and embrace others' individuality and creativity. To be a part of the Talent Show at World Fest 2017, on April 20th come to the HCIC Multipurpose Room between 4:30pm and 6:30pm to give us a preview of your performance and tell us more about your talent. Click here to fill out the application and sign up for the talent show. 



 World Festival 2017

Come out and celebrate international culture! There are many ways you can participate. For more information, visit our World Festival page. 





Cumberland Trace International Arts Gala

Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

830 Cumberland Trace Rd. Bowling, Green, KY 42103

The International Arts Gala is a night of celebrating our diversities while raising money for the school's art program. The Arts Gala not only showcases students' art through performance and visual art, the funds raised from it enable the school to offer art year round on a weekly basis. During a time when the arts are disappearing in our schools, we feel it's very important to offer this to our students. The International Arts Gala gives families a time to showcase their heritage, students a chance to perform for their families and to show off art they have created. For more information visit the Facebook event page. 


Faraway Flix: Footnote

Friday, March 24 at 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Henry Hardin Cherry Hall Room 125

Join us for our Faraway Flix selection "Footnote" from Israel.This free swipeable event will have snacks and a film discussion led by Dr. James Barker. Film synopsis: The Israeli movie is about the competition between two professors: a father and son. The two seek recognition for their work, but the son is forced to make a choice regarding his father's accolades. (2011 Cannes Film Festival's Best Screen Play). For more information visit the Facebook event page. 


Afro-Chic Fashion Show

Saturday, April 15 at 6:00 PM

DSU Room 3025-3026

The African Student Union presents Afro-Chic Fashion Show! Come join them as they showcase different African culture through fashion. Tickets are $5 or $3 with a survival kit item for the American Red Cross. For more information, visit the Facebook page of the ASU


WKU LeaderShape Institute

May 14-19, 2017

LeaderShape Institute is a program that challenges participants to believe in the impossible and lead with integrity, while working towards a personal vision grounded in their deepest values. Participants will engage in an amazing six-day experience learning, growing and inspiring with some of WKU’s brightest future leaders. The cost is $50, which will be due in mid-April. Students will be notified of acceptance week of April 10. Contact for more information. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31.





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