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Cultural Diversity Festival

The Cultural Diversity Festival (CDF) is a month-long series of events that spotlight the University of Kentucky's diversity. As a collaboration between Student Affairs, Auxiliary Services and the International Center CDF ensures the inclusion of many, and the education of all who are involved. 

Festival News

UK's Office of China Initiatives, Confucius Institute Increasing Size of Jilin University Summer Teaching Program
Beginning in 2015, University of Kentucky's Office of China Initiatives (OCI) and Confucius Institute (UKCI) have offered UK Education Week @ Jilin University, a summer teaching program at Jilin University (JLU), in order to strengthen collaborative...
Passionate About Service, South Korean Senior Prepares to Begin Life After UK
Economics major Jeesun Lim is one student who has thoroughly enjoyed her undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky. Aside from holding leadership positions on campus as the secretary and vice president of the Korean Association as well as...
UK Indonesian Athlete Finds a Passionate Community in The Big Blue Nation
Throughout her undergraduate years, Nadia Ravita contributed to the vibrant sports culture at the University of Kentucky as a player for the women’s tennis team. At a point in her undergraduate tennis career, she ranked as high as 22nd in the nation...
Indonesian Student Performs at Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner
Indonesian student Endras Fadhilah performed at the 11th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner held Tuesday. The Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner is organized annually as a way to share the American tradition with the University...
UK Master’s Student Researches HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic
After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University, Angel Algarin had plans to become a veterinarian. He would soon find out that he had to steer himself in another direction. Algarin wanted to study HIV/AIDS, and he knew...
UK Senior Presents at National Women’s Studies Association Conference
A Nigerian native, Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle has found a passion for research in the Big Blue Nation. University of Kentucky English and international studies double-major, Adekunle was motivated by her professor and mentor, Charlie Zang MD, to apply...
Euphoria in Learning: UK International Student Ambassador is Dedicated to Academia
Shane D’Souza is more than just a Biology and Chemistry major with an on-campus job. The international student ambassador has discovered a passion for academia that propels him both in his undergraduate studies and in his job as a Teaching Assistant...
Kavoori Keynotes for International Education Week
The UK International Center will welcome media and entertainment professor Anandam (Andy) Kavoori as its keynote speaker for International Education Week slated Nov. 14-18. Kavoori’s talk, “The Word and The World: Lessons from South Asia and Beyond...
UK Celebrates International Education Week
Every year, the week before Thanksgiving is transformed from just another week in the year to one that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange, known across universities in the United States as “International Education Week...
One Year at the University of Kentucky Deepens Japanese Student’s Understanding of Racial and Cultural Diversity
When Ryoko Obayashi first came to the United States on a year-long exchange program, she was simply hoping for an experience that would help her fulfill her international education requirement as well as give her a diverse array of courses not...