About Us 2017-10-16T17:47:54+00:00

About Us

One World by the Sea is a new international festival being launched to celebrate the cultural diversity of our local community, and to showcase the area as one which welcomes international students and other visitors.

If you like different international cuisines, live music, film, and interactive cultural activities, there should be something of interest for you between Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2017. Events include a family lunchtime discovery event focusing on our global links, an international rhythms music evening followed by a club night, a world cinema screening and Q&A, plus several fringe events around town. To finish, there’s also a free family event in The Triangle, central Bournemouth, featuring food, music, singing and dancing from around the world.

One World by the Sea is organised by The International Education Forum (IEF), with support from the Dorset Race Equality Council and the Bournemouth Town Centre BID. We are delighted to be a fringe event of Arts By The Sea in 2017.

What is the International Education Forum?

The IEF is a professional association made up of the key accredited international educational institutions in the area, including most of the two towns’ accredited language schools, an independent boarding school, Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth University International College, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, and White House Guardians. In addition, Bournemouth and Poole Tourism are also represented at the Forum.

IEF members share the goal of promoting Bournemouth and Poole as a first-class destination for international education, and we are gaining a world-wide reputation despite the towns’ comparable size when competing with better- known cities such as Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool. The area is now acknowledged to be the second largest UK centre for international education outside London, with a value to the local economy estimated to be close to £300m per year.

To find out more about IEF members, please click here.