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International Festival and World Cup Tournament

Get excited for the 3rd annual International Festival and Emory World Cup!

Last year we welcomed over 700 attendees, 24 soccer teams, 7 musical and dance groups, and over 30 organizations in a fun-filled, cultural learning experience and celebration. We are excited to make this even bigger and better this year.

Check out a video about the event! 

Date: Friday, April 1st from 6-9 PM

Location: McDonough Field (Rain Location: Woodruff PE Center Arena) 

Main Sponsors: Office of International Student Life Student Advisory Board, Play Emory and Late Night Emory

Additional Sponsors: International Student and Scholar Services, Emory Receration & Wellness, College Council, Emory Dinning, Nourish International, Emory Laney Graduate School, Emory Undergraduate Admission Office, Emory Goizueta Business School BBA Pgrogram and Emory Rollins School of Public Health.

Purpose: The purpose of the event is to bring the entire Emory community together to celebrate the incredible national diversity of the Emory community through food, music, and friendly soccer competition

Description:  The event will be physically centered around the soccer matches in the center of McDonough Field, because soccer is an extremely popular sport at Emory and internationally. However, around the games on McDonough field there will be music, dancing, different tables representing the countries represented in the world cup, countries represented by students at Emory, and international and cultural student organizations. There will also be great international food, free giveaways, and activities throughout the festival and tournament!

Currently seeking organizations to host tables and performers for the festival!: If you would like to host a table to represent your organization, culture, or relevant group, please sign up here. Please feel free to e-mail or with any questions.

Soccer Tournament: There are only two spots remaining in the Emory World Cup Soccer Tournament.  Don't wait, sign up now!  Registration closes this Monday, March 28th.

We will also be collecting money for the Student Hardship Funds!


Student Organizations:





Check out our Facebook page for more photos!!

2015 Archived Information

Date: Friday, April 17th, 2015 from 6-9 PM

Location: Woodruff PE Center Arena

Main Sponsors: Office of International Student Life, Play Emory, Nourish International, College Storage, College Council, and Late Night Emory

Opportunity to give back: We are proud to announce our partnership with Soccer In the Streets (SITS), a local non-profit organization whose mission is “To empower underserved youth through soccer, character, development, mentoring, and employability programs”.  SITS will have a table at this year’s event, and teams, student groups, and attendees are encouraged to donate any unused soccer or athletic equipment and apparel to their program.  Items include but are not limited to shorts, shirts, soccer socks, soccer balls, cleats, shoes, shin guards, etc. 

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Note: We are also grateful to our additional sponsors International Student and Scholar Services, Goizueta Business School, Emory Dining, Residence Life, Emory Dining, Rollins School of Public Health, PanMethodist Group, Undergraduate Admissions, and Laney Graduate School

Organizations hosting a table at the Festival

Alpha Phi Omega, African Peace Group, Soccer in the Streets, Chinese Students & Scholars Union at Emory, Guitar Yogis, Italy: Italian Club and Department of Italian Studies, Sino-Emory Newsletter, A Global Friendship, Taiwanese American Student Association, TzuChing, Japanese Culture Club, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc, Emory Capoeira Maculele Club, Long-Street Means: Global Cultures, Middle-Eastern Studies, Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA), Emory Society of Musicians, Students for a Free Tibet, Emory Salsa Club, Global China Connection, Emory Nourish International, Filipino Student Association, GlobeMed at Emory University, Tibetan Nomads, Latino Student Organization, German Club, TUNISIA, College Storage, Candler International Student Association

Play in the soccer tournament

Teams of 4 will be playing in the soccer tournament on the night of April 17th from 6-9 PM. The 4-person team will be co-ed, so they need to consist of at least one female player. The tournament will be single-elimination, and the first 24 teams to sign up will receive a spot in the tournament. Games will be 10 minutes, in a more condensed field set-up, and played on McDonough field. Teams will randomly be assigned a country from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

There will be prizes for the winners of the tournament, and we encourage you to stay and enjoy the festival before and after you play.

E-mail with any questions!


There will be performances featuring the Salsa Club, Guitar Yogis, Zumba, Belly-dancing, Capoeria, EmRock, and a traditional Tibetan dance!

2014 Archived Information

The first ever International Festival and Emory World Cup was a great success in 2014, with more than 500 attendees and 32 soccer teams participating. Nigeria won the World Cup tournament.The groups that participated in the event were: Korean Emory Graduate Students, Pakistani Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Chinese Student Union, German Studies Department, Emory Cantonese Association, Xi Kappa Fraternity, Inc., Emory Students for Israel, Latino Studentn Organization, Association for Carribean Educators and Students, African Student Association, Goizueta International Network, Emory Brazil, Saudi Student Association, Emory Italian Club, Emory Nourish International, Arab Cultural Association, Global China Connection, Korean Undergraduate Student Association, Rollins International Student Association, Malawi table, Fulbright Association, Delta Phi Lambda, Graduate Sustainability Group, Soccer in the Streets, SOS Children's Villages. We also had performances from Zuri dance group, Emory Fitness, Emory Capoeira Club, and Dale dance group.

To view more pictures from the event, please check out our facebook page.


Pakastani Student Association

Ariel View of International Festival

View of International Festival from above


 International Festival Volunteers 

Nigeria: Winning Team

2014 Winning team, representing Nigeria