GRCC student groups share cultures with Global Experience Festival



Leah Nixon

Director of Communications

(616) 234-4213

GRCC student groups share cultures with Global Experience Festival

March 24, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College students will share cuisine and cultures from around the world during the Global Experience Festival on March 27.

The Global Experience Festival is GRCC’s largest student-organized event. The International Student Organization is celebrating its 15th year hosting it. In recent years, additional student organizations — the Hispanic Student Organization, the Asian Student Union, the Campus Activities Board, Student Alliance and German Club — have come together to enhance this celebration, which runs 6-9 p.m. March 27 at Ford Fieldhouse, 226 Lyon St. NE.

“It is a great example of student life inter-connectedness, and an opportunity for these groups to represent the college at an event open to the community," said Jose Mora, co-adviser to the Hispanic Student Organization.

Guests will sample dishes from around the world between 6-7:15 p.m., followed by students and community members sharing songs and dances from their culture. The event concludes with a Zumba lesson.

Tickets, which cost $5 for ages 3 and older, may be purchased online here or from GRCC’s Student Life Office, which is in room 20 of the Student Community Center at 122 Lyon St. NE.

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 has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.