GRCC student groups sponsor Global Experience Festival



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications


GRCC student groups sponsor Global Experience Festival

March 27, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — You can feast on the cuisine of different countries, watch entertainment by Grand Rapids Community College students, and then work off some of those pounds with a Zumba lesson — all for $5!

GRCC’s Hispanic Student and International Student organizations are sponsoring the 14th annual Global Experience Festival from 6-11 p.m. March 28 in Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St. NE.

“The Global Experience Festival is an excellent showcase of the diverse student population at Grand Rapids Community College,” said Francisco Ramirez, advisor to the Hispanic Student Organization. “Our students organize this event, and they focus on attaining local talent for performances. I believe this to be an exemplary connection between our students, the institution and our community.”

The food stations, which will be open 6-7:15 p.m., will include dishes from Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. After a great meal, you can enjoy entertainment featuring students from GRCC and other colleges. The event concludes with a dance and the option of participating in a Zumba lesson.

“Our ISO and HSO alumni take pride that the festival still exists and return year-after-year to continue supporting it,” said Katherine Hughes, International Student Organization adviser.

Admission is $5 (free for children younger than 3). You can purchase tickets online to avoid the line and go straight to the food — click here. Tickets are also on sale in the Student Life office, room 20 in the Student Center, 122 Lyon St. NE. Limited tickets will be available at the door the night of the event.

GRCC encourages the entire community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation, or have questions about accessibility, please call the Student Life office at (616) 234-4160 in advance of your visit or program participation.

Grand Rapids Community College, established in 1914, offers opportunities for more than 30,000 students annually in degree courses, certification and training programs, workshops and personal enrichment classes. GRCC holds classes on the downtown Grand Rapids campus as well as several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties.