Bridge of Hellos
Bridge of Hellos 
Credit: Pam Castaldi

The University of New Mexico World Language Expo brings the world to New Mexico and everyone’s invited, on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Ortega Hall on the UNM campus. The Language Expo brings hundreds of New Mexicans together to share their experience of the world.

Past Expos offered presentations in more than 40 languages, from Afghan culture to French truffle-making, from Tahitian dance to Japanese tea ceremonies and polyglot zoos.

Marina Peters-Newell, Expo organizer and foreign languages lecturer, said, "The Expo guarantee is that Expo participants will leave knowing a little bit more about the world they live in." 

Among the topics featured this year is American Signed Language, Russian fairy tales, Indonesian wedding culture, Siberian throat singing, Arabic Yemeni style, Chicana/o art and culture, the Ivory Coast and Latin in real life. 

Traditionally, students from around the state descend on the campus to further develop knowledge in a language, explore a new one and experience the wealth of cultural experiences the world offers - all without leaving New Mexico 

 Click for a preliminary Expo schedule.  It will continue to be updated until Wednesday, Feb. 26.  Contact Marina Peters-Newell for more info.