International Programs and Services

A Community Celebration

Parade of Nations performers with the Finlandia and Michigan Tech mascots

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s largest international festival brings together sister communities and regional influencers as well as more than 50 countries. Both Michigan Tech and nearby Finlandia University embrace the Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival spirit, with mascots Blizzard T. Husky and Riku F. Lion. The community strives to gather in all sectors of the universities and the surrounding community including our international residents, students, friends and visitors.

Special Events

Watch local media, and follow the Parade of Nations Facebook page for more upcoming events as area residents and our Campus community collaborate to raise awareness and funding for one of the area’s most-anticipated fall events.