Meredith International Association Holds Annual Cultural Show

On March 1, Carswell Hall came alive with vibrant colors, exciting performances, and a boisterous crowd for Meredith International Association’s (MIA) Cultural Show. This annual event, organized by MIA with the support of the Office of International Programs, serves as a meaningful platform for students to celebrate and highlight the diversity of cultures represented within the Meredith community.

Among the attendees was Katherine Erb,’24, who expressed her excitement about the event, saying, “I really loved watching all the performances and seeing my friends showcase their cultural dresses.” She added, “I’ll highly recommend and encourage others to definitely attend the Cultural Show next year!”MIA Cultural Show - Students Dancing on Stage

The event featured more than 20 student performers and models, each bringing their unique cultural contributions to the stage, and drew an impressive crowd of over 200 attendees!

The performances that night included dance, singing, poetry recitation, and back by popular demand – modeling to highlight cultural MIA Cultural Show Solo Student Dance Performanceattire from around the world. As the Cultural Show began years ago as a Fashion Show, the modeling portion continues to be a true highlight of the event as students proudly showcase traditional outfits from their home cultures. From colorful saris to intricately embroidered qipao, the rich tapestry of styles and traditions at Meredith College was on full display. Countries and regions represented included India, Pakistan, Palestine, Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, China, Mexico, and more.

The evening concluded with a reception in the lobby, where attendees enjoyed snacks and music from around the world! 

Pictures from the Cultural Show, along with a full recording, are available on MIA’s linktree page.

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the invaluable contribution volunteers from the Meredith student community who came forward to lend their support. We look forward to seeing you at the Cultural Show next year!

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330