Celebrates Many Heritages

Celebrates Many Heritages

Feb 27, 2017

Soka University's 16th Annual International Festival on May 6, 2017

Indonesian satay?  Thai meat balls?  Boba tea?  Tacos?  Polish sausages?  Grilled rice balls?  Italian ice?  Korean BBQ?  Dosas?  Yakitori?  Vietnamese food?  Musubi?

SUA logoThese are just a few of the tempting international treats that will be served by student clubs and non-profit organizations at Soka University’s 16th Annual International Festival on May 6, from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is free. Parking on campus is $10 (cash) and carpooling is encouraged. The 103-acre Soka University campus is located at 1 University Drive in Aliso Viejo, CA off of Wood Canyon Drive.

Indonesian food 2013This year the International Festival will again feature over 900 musicians and dancers performing on four stages. Dancers from many different nations will share their cultures, and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy performances in Soka Performing Arts Center, at the Black Box Theatre, on Peace Lake stage, and at the Recreation Center stage. Music will range from Taiko drums and traditional instruments to orchestra and jazz. 250 exhibitors will also offer a wide variety of ethnic clothing, jewelry, arts, crafts, home goods, information and demonstrations. The “Self Motivated” art exhibition featuring selected paintings and drawings by Soka art students will be open in Founders Hall second floor Art Gallery and Laguna Niguel artist Jay Gales’ “Distant Visions: Digital Images” will be featured in the first floor Gallery.

Registration is still open for non-profit organizations, artists, crafters and businesses that would like to exhibit at the festival. For more information see www.soka.edu/festval or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Over 9,000 people attended the festival last year.

Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate program. SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 12. Soka is ranked in the top 10 liberal arts colleges in California by USA Today and Top 10 Best Value among national liberal arts colleges by – US News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2017.”

All undergraduate students participate in a semester of study abroad during their junior year which is included in the tuition. Free tuition is available to eligible admitted students whose annual earned family income is $60,000 or less. The university is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs and was founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life.

About 60% of SUA’s students come from the US and 40% have come from 40 other countries.

For more information: www.soka.edu.