We are proud to admit that we are 30 Years Old! Perhaps you might not want to admit it but if you were with us at the beginning, 30 years ago, in 1985, then we would love to see your photos!

Dig up those printed snapshots (right, they probably aren't digital!) and scan them. Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you'd like to mail us the printed photo send it to International Focus - 3700 National Dr. Suite 214 Raleigh NC 27612

Include your name and contact info because we'll be judging to select the best of the entries and the winner will receive FREE Admission to this years International Festival and a feature spot on our website! We'll include them all in our photo album to be displayed at the festival. 

The children who danced on stage 30 years ago are now cheering for their children on stage! what a beautiful moment... we hope you've captured it.


We're collecting postcards from around the world.

Please send your favorite postcard from your travels and write us a personal message. We love hearing from you!

Your cards will be displayed at this year's festival, so make sure your country is represented.

Mail Cards to :

International Festival 2015
3700 National Dr.  
Raleigh NC  27612

The International Festival will be here soon! We are all excited about our 30th year and we are planning an amazing festival to celebrate our many years of great memories with you.

We are planning an art contest with Bob Rankin at Marbles museum. We will be sending more information in the next newsletter.

Our theme this year is "30 Years! Generations Shaping our World". This theme is meaningful to all of us and it would be enriching to share a glimpse of your country during those years. Use your creativity and interpretation to represent your country within this definition. If you need any help with ideas, please contact us.

Registration for particpation in the International Festival is now open.


We look forward to yet another amazing festival which brings the world to Raleigh!

For information contact:
Bearta Alchacar
Festival 2015 Chair, Board Member
Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Call 919-606-0647

Festival VolunteersVolunteers make International Focus' work possible. From year-round planning to Festival operations, each area of the organization operates through the help of dedicated, creative people who donate their time and talents. We have volunteer assignments to fit many interests and schedules. 

Volunteer at the 2015 International Festival

The International Festival provides people ages 14 and up with a chance to give back. Sign up to be an usher at the Naturalization Ceremony, assist dancers on main stage, or join the Green Team and help us keep our festival environmentally friendly.

Festival Volunteer Registration will open in August. Be the first to know by signing up for an e-reminder here.

Join a Committee or Taskforce

Volunteer Committees and Taskforces are essential to the success of International Focus' programs and the International Festival. Work with a team to plan projects and events throughout the year. Joining a Committee or Taskforce is a great way to learn new skills, meet others with the same interests, and connect with the international community. Learn more here.

 International Focus, Inc.   |   3700 National Drive, Suite 214    |    Raleigh, NC 27612    |    919.782.0552    email: info@internationalfocusnc.org

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