Jet-setting Without Ever Leaving Moscow: Cruise the World Event March 7

Tuesday, February 24 2009

Feb. 25, 2009

Written by Brandi Hayes 

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho’s Cruise the World event on Saturday, March 7, will give students and community members alike a chance at a culturally diverse ‘staycation.’

Cruise the World, hosted by the University of Idaho’s International Friendship Association, will bring the international scene to Moscow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the International Ballroom in the Student Union Building, 709 Deakin Ave. in Moscow.

International student ambassadors representing more than 30 countries will mark mock passports as they offer interactive learning opportunities about different cultures and countries.

“This is a great opportunity to see many cultures, try new foods and meet new people in one place for a fraction of the cost,” said Denise “Glen” Kauffman, coordinator of the International Friendship Association.
There will be live entertainment every 30 minutes on the main stage, and food from around the world will be available for purchase.

Tickets will be sold at the Information Desk in the Student Union Building the day of the event. Cost is $4 dollars for students and children ages 4-18; adults are $6, and families of up to two adults and up to three children are $15.

For more information about this event or the International Friendship Association, contact Kauffman at (208) 885-7841 or
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit  

Media Contact: Brandi Hayes, University Communications, (208) 885-7251,

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit