Experience the world at Global Fest

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East Lansing, MI (WILX) -- To travel around the world, all people had to do today was take a lap around the MSU Union in East Lansing.

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The Office of International Students and Scholars at MSU put on its annual global festival showcasing the diversity of its student body.

People carried passports from table to table.

Each time they talked to someone from a different country, they got a signature in their passport.

"One of the most beneficial things is that you can just interact with someone so different from you from such a different country, a different part of the world, different background but you're able to still meet each other, learn about each other," Joy Shantz, communications and outreach coordinator said. "The learning goes both ways and we can create a really welcoming and inviting community for everyone that way."

On Sunday all proceeds from the world gift shop go to fund international student scholarships.

The Global Festival returned to the MSU Union on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There was international exhibits, live performances, performance workshops, activities for kids, and a fashion show.

Students taught traditional steps in an open dance studio following their performances.

This event was a celebration of diversity and showcases MSU students cultures and traditions.

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