In April 2019, the Abdullah Gül University hosted its first ever International Youth Festival (See all photos of the 2019 session HERE).

Organized alongside the annual AGU Club Fest, the “International Youth Fest” is the opportunity for Kayseri youth to display their culture.

The 'Fest is divided into two activities:

The Global Village, a cultural expo where representatives of different countries showcase their country, culture and traditions for visitors. Each booth has its specificities, and students prepare various activities, posters, food/drink and music for their guests. The tents holding the country booths are animated by a music playlist of all countries represented during the event.

The Cultural Show in the afternoon, on a stage especially set up for the AGU Club Fest weekend. International students follow one another on stage to perform traditional songs and dance from their country. The Cultural Show is concluded by a flag ceremony, where all country representatives come together on stage to show their flags and pride.

The whole 2019 event was an incredible success! International students from all over Kayseri gave their all to create spectacular country booths and shows on stage.

It was the perfect opportunity for Turks and internationals alike to come together and have a true intercultural exchange through discussions, presentations, activities, song and dance.

The 2019 International Youth Fest hosted Global Village booths from students of the following nationalities:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • France (represented by AGU International Office members)
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Yemen
  • Zambia

… and an International Show given by students from:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia
  • Tanzania

All participants and organizers already look forward to joining the next AGU International Youth Fest’ edition, which will brighten up the campus and community once again !