Year of ... Program

Each year, the International Cultural Center highlights a country or region of the world for targeted learning and exploration. Students, faculty, staff and the wider Auburn community are provided learning experiences to build global knowledge and citizenship through multiple educational and awareness activities. The program reinforces internationalization at home, intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity awareness. The programs activities include seminars, a football tailgate, culture and cuisine classes, film screenings and cultural performances. In the past, ICC has featured Canada (2018-2019), Cuba (2019-2020) and Germany (2021-2022). For 2022-2023, ICC will celebrate the Year of South Africa.


  • September 3: Year of South Africa Tailgate
    • Three hours prior to kickoff at the Auburn Tigers vs. Mercer Bears football game
    • Spidle Lawn, located at the corner of Mell Street and Roosevelt Drive
    • Guests can expect servings of traditional South African food and beverages, and a special presentation by the famous Soweto Band. All members of the Auburn Family are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in the festivities.
  • September 20: Culture & Cuisine Class
    • 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Rane Culinary Science Center, room 312
    • Cook and enjoy a traditional South African dish
  • September 29: International Cultural Café
    • 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the Foy Hall Lobby
    • An informal and relaxed forum for cultural expression and education conducive to an inclusive and culturally competent university community
  • November 16: Window to Your World Lunch Seminar
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Center, room 2222/2223
    • Lunch will be provided along with a presentation on South Africa

Last Updated: January 19, 2023