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Michigan is a state of great cultural diversity enriched with the traditions of its indigenous peoples and the many immigrants and refugees from around the world. "Global Traditions, Local Connections" celebrates the diverse traditions that have been brought to the greater Lansing community by MSU faculty, staff, students and their families, and other local residents. Their foodways, music, games, dance, religious practices, clothing customs, and more foster a mid-Michigan community that is at once local and global. This festival program area is coordinated by International Studies and Programs at MSU. ISP supports university-wide initiatives and partnerships to advance an understanding of global challenges among students, faculty, staff and partner institutions.