students in clothing from different cultures pose

Missouri Western students at the 2022 International Fair.

Nov. 14, 2023–Missouri Western State University will host its annual International Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Fulkerson Center. The fair is free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the Campus Cupboard.

Attendees will have the chance to meet international students, friends, faculty and staff from 21 countries. A welcome and flag parade will occur at 3:15 p.m., followed by various multicultural performances throughout the remainder of the event. The fair also includes booths filled with fun facts, trivia, authentic conversations with people from around the world and free food.

The International Fair is sponsored by Missouri Western’s Office of Global Engagement, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government Association, Center for Student Involvement, Christian Challenge and Dining Services.

Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit