Global Horizons

Global Horizons is an annual festival hosted at the University of Edinburgh which highlights, celebrates and promotes the diversity and benefits of Edinburgh’s international population.

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The University and the local community are enriched by our diverse mix of people, and the events running in Global Horizons are for everyone: all University students, University staff, school students and members of the community.

Each year The International Office works with Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), academic staff and support services around the University, to offer a range of events.

These events:

  • celebrate culture through art, music and dance;
  • promote global debate by offering events with world leading experts on key international issues of the day;
  • offer information sessions to encourage students to work or study abroad;
  • are fun - come along to the Mini World Cup event or our language exchange party.

Global Horizons 2010 photo diary

the Bhangra crew

Global Horizons 2010 ran from 13-20th November. A photo diary from many of the 2010 events are available on our Facebook page.

Rhythmic World

One of the headlining events each year is Rhythmic World, a concert of music and dance.

The performers at this event are almost exclusively students at the University of Edinburgh - most involved in student cultural societies, who perform dance or music from their home country or culture.

Over the last three years we have had performances of Egyptian belly dancing; Classical Persian dance; hip hop; Scottish dance; Brazilian capoeira; flamenco and Spanish guitar; Senegalese music; Middle Eastern music; Tehran café dancing, Mexican Poetry, Bhangra dance, Georgian singing and much more.

Get involved

The next Global Horizons will run in February 2012. Exact dates will be confirmed soon.

If you are a member of student society and you want to take part in Rhythmic World 2012, or host another event, please contact Clare Swindells at the International Office.

Clare Swindells The International Office
57 George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JU
Work: +44 (0) 131 650 4296
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