April 18, 2006

Writer: Don Reagin, 706-542-8539, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

Contact: Leigh Poole, 706-542-5867, [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

International Street Festival rescheduled in Memorial Hall at UGA

ATHENS, Ga - The 8th Annual International Street Festival, "Bringing the
World to Athens," has been rescheduled for Friday, April 28 from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m. in the Ballroom of the University of Georgia's Memorial Hall.

The festival, original planned for early April in downtown Athens, was
cancelled due to inclement weather. Numerous international student
organizations and local community groups will sponsor informative and
interactive cultural displays as well as musical and dance performances.

Many door prizes and giveaways will be available from sponsoring
businesses. These include a $1,000 kayak and accessories from Perception
Kayaks, gift certificates for martial arts lessons from Athens Tae Kwon
Do, and hundreds of dollars in restaurant gift certificates.

There is no cost to attend the International Street Festival nor to
participate in any of its activities, performances, or prize drawings.

Visitors will have an opportunity to collect "passport" stamps from each
of the countries represented; those who collect all available stamps
will receive a ticket for a prize drawing.

Children's activities will allow young guests to color international
paper dolls, to create their own flags, to craft African necklaces and
headdresses, and to hear stories of children from around the world.

"The Street Festival has come to mean so much to so many people that we
felt a strong commitment to reschedule," says ISL Coordinator Leigh Poole.

"It's also a wonderful opportunity for us to thank all of the sponsoring
agencies, University departments, and local Athens business that have
sponsored the festival for the past eight years. We greatly appreciate
their support."

Additional support for the festival was given by R.E.M. Athens, LLC,
University Housing, and Allison Krache.

The ISL Office was formed in 1997 to support UGA's goal of fostering a
campus climate that appreciates the interdependent global society. The
Office strives to create a welcoming environment by providing
opportunities for the interaction of international students with U.S.
students. Some of ISL's programs and services include international
orientation, advising for international student organizations,
tax-preparation assistance, off-campus housing support, cross-cultural
adjustment counseling, and individual student advising.

For more information about the International Street Festival or ISL's
programs and services for international students, call 706-542-5867 or
go to <>.


International Student Life (ISL) is a unit of the Department of Student
Activities, within UGA's Division of UGA Student Affairs.

Jonathan Paul Evans
Study Abroad Liaison
Office of International Education
203 Barrow Hall
University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-7903
(706) 583-0211 FAX