40th Annual International Festival



Participation in the Event

International Festival would not be successful without the hundreds of volunteers who offer their time to help our four-person office pull of the event.

There are many ways to be involved in the event, from participating at a student booth that represents a country, culture, or region of the world, to emceeing/announcing our performers, to even just volunteering an hour of your time on the day of the event.

International Festival really is all about including and working together with one another in the community!


Student Booths: Represent A Country, Culture, or Region

Student Booths are the heart of International Festival. For over three decades, students from across The Claremont Colleges have come together and put in their time to represent a country or region of the world through local cuisine, activities, and other cultural displays. Student booths offer the chance to bring a piece of another country, culture, or region to Claremont.

Student Booth Guidelines

  • Student Booths should represent a country, culture, or region.
  • Student Booths should be decorated and feature an interactive cultural activity OR one food/drink item*.
  • Participants will be required to commit to two 30-minute meetings with International Place Staff prior to the event to coordinate details.
  • Individuals interested in organizing a Student Booth should sign up individually using the form below by February 21.

If you are interested in volunteering at a Student Booth, please sign up using our form by February 21, 2018. For more information, please e-mail iplace@cmc.edu.

*International Place will be offering a variety of international cuisine from outside vendors, so any food/drink items at Student Booths should be small “tastes” that guests can sample on the side.


Perform or Emcee at International Festival

International Place recruits student performers as well as performers from the local community to take the stage during the four-hour event. We are looking for individuals or group performers who would like to share their talent.

If you are interested in performing or announcing our performers as the emcee/stage host, please sign up using our form by February 6, 2017.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

We are also looking for volunteers in areas such as photography, marketing, day-of event support, and ticket sales. Sign up by using our form by February 21, 2018. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at iplace@cmc.edu.


Link to 2018 International Festival Participant Sign-Up Form

2018 International Festival Sign-Up Form – Now Closed

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