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Upstate International celebrates diversity during March.

A full month of public events are planned to transport people over oceans, borders and continents, without leaving the Upstate.

A full schedule of events may be found at www.upstateinternational.org.

Here are a few things happening at USC Upstate:

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 — INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MIXER
The International Student Mixer is a casual get-together for the students of some of the local universities.
During these informal meetings, students can share each other’s company as they discuss different cultures and
experiences, and thrive in the similarities of what they go through everyday despite of their different origins.
Refreshments will be served.
Price: FREE
For more information, contact Dr Deryle Hope at dhope@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5769

SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – SPARTANBURG SOARING! INTERNATIONAL PARADE AND KITE FESTIVAL
Spartanburg’s first International Kite Festival on March 29, 2014 at Barnet Park will be a celebration to promote playfulness across generations and highlight the broad international community represented in the Upstate region. As a metaphor for how Spartanburg is soaring, an array of kites symbolizing different countries will take to the sky to represent not only the brilliant diversity of our city but the sky-high sense of civic pride that fuels our community vibrancy. On the prior two Saturdays, thanks to Partners for Active Living, the City of
Spartanburg, and the YMCA, several smaller parks in the area will be open as community kite flying fields with competitions and kite-related activities. Winners will advance to the International Kite Festival, located in open areas around Chapman Cultural Center. The day will be filled with fun activities that engage cultural curiosity, promote active play, and remind the public that Spartanburg is soaring.
Price: FREE
For more information, contact Cody H. Owens at (864) 278-9691 or cowens@spartanarts.org

SUNDAY, MARCH 30 — INTERNATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Join us for the International Soccer Tournament! The tournament is organized by the German-American Club in conjunction with USC-Upstate and is designed for recreational players. There will be maximum ten players / team. Teams are allowed to use a maximum of two players who competed as professional or varsity
players at least ten years ago.
Price: $60/team
To register, please send an email to Valery Vetter at vvetter@uscupstate.edu.

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