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The Big Event is an annual destination-themed festival, geared towards raising a greater awareness of International opportunities here at the University of Rhode Island.

The goal of this event is to promote global citizenry and culture sharing by highlighting an international destination/region on the URI campus. The Office of International Education and National Student Exchange encourage involvement from students, Faculty Staff, and the community to exhibit, share, learn and celebrate different cultures.

 

This year, we've partnered with the Memorial Union Board to bring together The Big Event, An Indian Block Party!


Here are some highlights from the day:
  • Traditional Indian food
  • Indian tea
  • FREE Henna
  • FREE Yoga sessions at 11am and 2:15pm (free yoga mats to the first 10 participants in each session)
  • Sari Draping
  • Traditional and contemporary Indian performances
  • Sand Rangoli Art Station
  • Fire Eater Performance
  • Information booths on Studying Abroad and Financing Study Abroad
  • URI Horticulture Club will be selling plants
  • Vendors with ethnic goods for sale
  • and much more!

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Thanks for attending the 2013 Big International Event: The Brazilian Block Party!

To check out some of our photos from the 2013 Big Event, please click on the photo below:

 

 

Thanks for attending the 2012 Big International Event: East Asia!

To check out some of our photos from the 2012 Big Event, please click on the photo below:

 

Thanks for attending the 2011 Big International Event: Ireland!

To check out some of our photos from the 2011 Big Event, please click on the photo below: