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Perth International Student Festival coming 17th March


The Perth International Student Festival 2012 to be held on Saturday 17th March, from 11.30 – 7.00 pm, will celebrate the cultural diversity international students bring to the City of Perth with a day of music, dance and international cuisine at the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge. The festival is a non-profit, public and free event that encourages international students, local students and community members to attend and celebrate the contribution international students make to the cultural diversity of Perth.

The Murdoch University City Challenge is the first part of the day’s activities. This exciting city adventure invites teams of international students to search the streets of the Perth CBD to solve clues and take photos of their findings, and in the process develop an intimate knowledge about different facets of local life.

The Perth Cultural Centre precinct will tempt and tantalize taste buds with the ACAE Global Feastival Food Market, where a wide range of selected food vendors will present a diverse international selection of cuisines throughout the day. Local performances will bring the Perth Cultural Centre alive with music and dance, with artists including local Perth soul/funk band Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics; Fremantle folk band Rachel and Henry Climb a Hill; The Entourage, a band comprised of former and current international students; and Charlie Bucket, a popular local DJ.

Information provider stalls will showcase Perth’s lifestyle and culture, and provide international students additional information about living and studying in Perth. Exhibitors at the festival include; Perth Glory FC soccer club, Urban Walkabout, West Coast Eagles AFL club, WA Police, Aussie Wanderer, Rottnest Fast Ferries, RTRFM radio, Surf Lifesaving WA and Rockingham Wild Encounters.

The festival creates an opportunity for international students to meet others, be acknowledged by the city by The Rt Honourable Lisa Scaffidi, Lord Mayor of the City of Perth, take part in a scavenger hunt challenge, and enjoy a day of entertainment, good food and fun.

International students interested in the scavenger hunt can register online through the Perth Education City website ( Registration must be complete by 5pm Monday, 12 March 2012.

Each year, over 55,000 international students study in Western Australia. Perth Education City is the not-for-profit industry and government-supported premier body responsible for branding Perth and WA as a world-class study destination.