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Global Festival

The Global Festival takes place in November of each year at the MSU Union building on the MSU campus. It offers the greater Lansing community the chance to explore many cultures from around the world. MSU international student clubs and organizations showcase their home countries with children's activities, international exhibits, and performances.

Global Festival Gift Shop


Come in and enjoy a”world bazaar experience” as you shop for unique and beautiful international items. All items were 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. Many people look forward to completing their holiday shopping at the Global Gift Shop!

To donate items from around the globe, please contact Raj Wiener at 517-719-5399


 The items are carefully stored, organized, and priced for sale during the year.  Many volunteers are always needed to  set up, unpack and repack items, help shoppers and run the Global Festival Gift Shop   event each year. To volunteer for the Global Festival Gift Shop, please fill out the Community Volunteer Application. 

For more information, contact Dottie Schmidt: 517-351-2812, or email dottieschmidt1854(at)