International Events

In addition to organizing the sister-city exchanges, WIFA coordinates a variety of activities to enhance cultural relationships in the Worthington community. Ethnic dinners, lectures and international festival celebrations are just a few of the ways WIFA strives to achieve its goals of fostering intercultural friendships, welcoming international newcomers, and learning and experiencing cultural differences. The City of Worthington and WIFA believe that understanding different cultures and customs is essential for living in the global community of the 21st century.

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Upcoming Programs

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Tuesday, October 15 - 7pm, Old Worthington Library
Postcards from Indonesia with Author David Mould

Thursday, December 5: 7pm, Griswold Center
Japanese Travels and Holiday Treats

Friday, January 24, 2020 - WIFA International Dinner featuring the Somali culture with food from Hoyo’s Kitchen, entertainment and more…

More 2020 Dates:

  • February 11, 2020 – Stranded in Asia program with Erin O’Neil
  • March 24, 2020 – Sister City History & Fall Sayama Delegation application kick-off
  • Spring (tba) – International Gardens program
  • International book titles for discussion at our quarterly WIFA book discussion group
caligraphy program