Festival of Cultures and Study Abroad Fair 2023

On November 9, 2023, Linnanmaa Campus will come alive with a celebration of global diversity and international mobility.

After a four-year hiatus, the Festival of Cultures is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! Now, for the first time ever, we are combining the Festival with the Study Abroad Fair, a one-stop shop for you to plan for your studies abroad. Get ready to expand your horizons and meet people from exchange destinations and other parts of the world!
Festival of Cultures

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Explore the World – right here in Oulu!

Festival of Cultures features 20+ cultures from around the world, all showcasing the very best parts of their rich cultures! The Study Abroad Fair presents the international mobility services of both the University of Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk), as they will shine a light on how you can expand your studies or career globally!

Vibrant culture stands of the culture exhibition offer captivating performances and fascinating insights into the diverse cultures of the whole world. Visit booths, fill up your event pass, and receive a limited-edition exclusive event patch as a reward! The event also features an expert keynote on diversity and inclusion, a workshop directed for staff members as well as live music performances.

This event is a celebration of cultures and diversity, not a place for politics or political demonstrations. Our focus is to celebrate our university community with a positive atmosphere. By attending the event you agree to follow University Campus rules and regulations (which prohibit all political demonstrations and campaigns on campus). This event is free of harassment, discrimination, and bullying in all forms. If you see or experience any inappropriate behavior, please contact University staff at the event info point.

Note! The stands may offer food samples and other consumables during the event. While we have required all stands to present complete lists of allergens and ingredients, we cannot guarantee that the food has been inspected for allergens or cross-contamination. All visitors consume the food offered at their own risk!

Festival of Cultures and Study Abroad Fair is open to students, staff, researchers and everyone from the Oulu area. Don't miss the chance to explore the world right here in Oulu. You are warmly welcome to celebrate the cultural diversity of the world with us. See you at Linnanmaa!

Questions and inquiries: festivalofcultures@oulu.fi

Last updated: 13.11.2023