Germania Society Maifest German Spring Festival, May 19-21

Come celebrate Maifest with Cincinnati’s Germania Society!  Maifest celebrates the arrival of spring and the Germania Society celebrates all things German-it is a match made in heaven!  Come for live German and American music, German food, dancing, beer, carnival rides, games for kids, hot air balloon rides, German gifts and fun.  The festival is held every May, at Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, 45251.  For more information, see the website: Maifest

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Cincinnati’s Cultural Centre of India

The Cultural Centre of India located at 9462 Hopewell Road is a culture center and Indian dance studio offering a vast array of Indian music, film and book resources, as well as workshops and presentations on all things Indian.  Indian dance classes are offered for all age groups, and their dance troupe will come to your school or organization to perform and educate about Indian culture.  Indians in the Cincinnati community will find a place to celebrate their culture, and contribute to diversity awareness in Cincinnati.  For more information, see their website at http://www.culturalcentreofindia.com/ or visit them on Facebook at Facebook

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Caribbean Restaurants in Cincinnati

There are quite a few spots in Cincinnati where you can find traditional Caribbean comfort food, like jerk chicken, black beans, empanadas, coconut curry, fried plantains and more!  There are two Caribbean restaurants within walking distance from UC: Caribe (who’s food is featured above) at 2605 Vine Street (Short Vine) and Island Frydays at 2826 Vine Street.  For a list of restaurants see: Caribbean Cincy

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University of Cincinnati African Students’ Association (UCASA)

UCASA has adopted the following objectives: fostering unity, friendship and awareness of the multi-cultural aspects of people of African descent and to foster interaction between African students and members of other cultures and races at UC.  They also help to provide academic support to improve the academic success of all members of UCASA.  Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.  To join the UCASA Facebook group see: UCASA

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Club Hispano at the University of Cincinnati

UC’s Club Hispano is a campus organization that unites students who are coming from or are interested in learning about Hispanic cultures, speaking Spanish, and finding a community of others like them.  All are welcome.  If you come from a Spanish speaking country, come and help other students from around the world learn about your culture and language.  The club meets about 1 hour each week to discuss movies, music, literature, geography, history and food.  For information see: Club Hispano

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Flores de Mayo Filipino Festival, Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May) is considered the “queen of Filipino festivals” and honors the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It is a festive and very colorful celebration!  Come for live entertainment, Filipino food and music.  The event takes place at Ramada Plaza Cincinnati, 11320 West Chester Road. Sponsored by Filipino Americans of Southern Ohio.  For information and tickets, see: Flores de Mayo

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Cariba Caribbean Student Association at the University of Cincinnati

Cariba provides a cultural support network for Caribbean students at the University of Cincinnati, along with contributing to cultural awareness and multiculturalism on campus.  For information, contact elliotk2@mail.uc.edu.  Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uccariba/

Nepali Student Association (NSA) at the University of Cincinnati

UC’s NSA aims to help and advise Nepali students during their studies at the university.  They also work to spread information and awareness about various cultural and social aspects of Nepal and act as cultural and social ambassadors for Nepali traditions.  Interested in more information?  Contact international.students@uc.edu.

Romanian Student Association at the University of Cincinnati

International students at UC from Romania and those interested in Romanian culture and language will feel at home at UC’s Romanian Student Association.  The general goal is to develop relationships between Romanian students and students of other nationalities at the university.  Contact international.students@uc.edu for more information!