International Week (iWeek) is a celebration of the cultural diversity of UT Dallas. The festivities are anchored by two signature events: Passport to the World and International Talent Show. Other activities have included Sports Tournaments (Cricket, Table Tennis, Badminton, etc.), International Potluck, Henna and more.
English Conversation Hour
English Conversation Hour (ECH), is led by the International Peer Advocates (IPAs), and is a series of informal hour-long sessions that give international students a chance to practice their English and learn about American Culture.
Cultural Trips offer UT Dallas international students opportunities to explore Dallas and other areas of Texas. Annual trips include: State Fair of Texas, bowling, Six Flags and a spring break trip.
Regional socials are designed to support international students from regions and countries that are not represented in larger numbers at UT Dallas. Past socials have brought together students from the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, Korea, and many more.
Spouse and Family Events
Spouse and family events allow the family members of international students to gather for fun activities like Pumpkin Carving and Gingerbread House decorating.
Thanksgiving Dinner partners the Residential Housing Association (RHA) with International Student Services (ISSO) to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students who stay on campus for the holiday.
The Texas Party includes dancing, a band and food that symbolize the western culture of the state.
Workshops and Seminars
Workshops and seminars give international students information that supports their life in the US. Past topics included health insurance, driving in the US, American culture, and Immigration Attorney. Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshops are offered year-round to support students with this process.
Orientation extras are offered in the beginning of the fall semester and provide expanded information about transitioning to life in the U.S.