Upstate International Month (UIM) is a multi-county collaboration of organizations, partners, sponsors, and communities. Welcoming, supporting, celebrating, and educating through a variety of internationally themed events, UIM promotes our rich cultural diversity, heritage, and global connections.

Participate in Upstate International Month

During the month of March, celebrate and share in our cultural diversity by attending a variety of activities, hosting an event, volunteering, or donating. March has become a highly anticipated feast for the senses and we invite you to participate!

There are four ways to play a special role in this year’s UIM:


Attend UIM Events

View the colors of the world through costume, flags, traditional dance, and demonstrations. Hear the voices and music of distant countries. Taste the flavors of a whole new world through international cooking demonstrations, galas, and festivals. Learn about the customs and languages in our diverse Upstate.


Host an Event

Do you wish to share a tradition, cuisine, experience, or skill with the Upstate community? Host a UIM event! The only limitation, beyond that of your imagination, is that each event have a cultural or international focus. See the UIM Calendar for event inspiration!


Volunteer/Join a Committee

Offer your valuable skills, time, and assistance during a UIM event. Volunteer solo or bring a friend or family member! If you’re interested in volunteering, email us. Whether you have a flair for fundraising, or want to help spread the word about events, your participation is always welcome. Below you’ll find a list of our committees and their chairs. If you’d like to join a committee or if you’re looking for more information, please contact Caren Senter (Program Manager) at 1-864-631-2188.


Become a Sponsor

All of our sponsorship levels are designed to not only help us celebrate the cultures of the Upstate, but also to recognize and promote the individuals and businesses that contribute to it. Sponsorships are available on multiple levels and packages can be adjusted depending on the goals of your business or organization.



Tracie Frese
(864) 631-2188
Email Tracie