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World Fest

World Fest
Spring Term | Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28, 2017

Tea Culture
Monday, April 24 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Outside Red Door Cafe
Known for its health benefits and wide variety of flavors, tea has been a favorite drink across cultures around the world. Which teas do you like best?  Stop by for a taste test, and take the Tea Culture Quiz for a chance to win a prize. Teas generously provided by Tea Rose Garden of Pasadena.

My Iran
Tuesday, April 25 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
See Iran for the first time through the eyes of Caltech students and postdocs who will share stories and images of their homeland. Presented by Ben A. Haghi, Dr. Azadeh Ansari, Dr. Shahrzad Roshankhah, Dr. Amir Safaripour, and Dr. Faramarz Vafaee.

In Focus: International Photography Exhibit + Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 26 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Center for Student Services, Lobby
Photographer Christophe Marcade knows what it's like to travel across the world for the sake of a spouse’s career. A passionate storyteller, Christophe turned his camera to spouses of Caltech postdocs, capturing beautiful portraits of international women while collecting stories of the lives they lead in the U.S. and of the lives they left behind in their home countries. Join us for this special artist’s reception, with guest speakers Christophe Marcade and Monika Koenig, president of the Caltech International Spouses Club.

World Feast: an International Food Fair and Culture Show
Thursday, April 27 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Avery Courtyard | Feast $5 (cash only)
For just $5 a plate, enjoy a taste of the world!  Food provided by Caltech student clubs, staff, and community volunteers. Enjoy a variety of instrumental, vocal, dance and other cultural performances from 5:30 - 6:00 PM. There is no fee to enjoy the Culture Show.

Humanitarian Landscapes
Friday, April 28 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Avery Library | Lunch provided
Protracted international crises result in temporary refugee camps that often become permanent urban environments. Learn about a development project to support creating green spaces in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon. Presented by Claudia Martinez Mansell, humanitarian worker, independent researcher and visiting lecturer at Caltech.

World Fest celebrates the cultural diversity of our campus community and is brought to you the International Offices and the Caltech Y, in collaboration with international and cultural student clubs.

Special thanks to all our student, staff, and community volunteers!