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Global Festival

The Global Festival is happens once a year at the MSU Gift Shop. It offers the greater Lansing community the chance to explore cultures from around the world. MSU's international students showcase their home countries with children's games, international exhibits, and performances.

Held on a Sunday in November at the MSU Student Union

Global Festival Gift Shop


Come in and shop for unique and beautiful international items. All items for sale are donations from community friends of the international students. 100% of all proceeds go towards the Lillian Kumata Scholarship program for qualified spouses of international students at MSU.

To donate items from around the globe, please contact Barbara Sawyer-Koch, 517 775-6000 or sawyerkoch1(at)

Volunteers are always needed to organize, set up, and run the World Gift Shop and assist staff in cleaning and tear-down for the event. To volunteer for the World Gift Shop, fill out the Community Volunteer Application.

For more information, contact Dottie Schmidt: 517-351-2812, or email