International Week Showcases Music, Cuisine

International Week at UT Dallas

Students from the Friendship Association of Chinese Scholars and Students manned a booth during an International Week event last year.

UT Dallas will celebrate the cultural diversity of the University’s 5,000-plus international students with International Week festivities, March 31-April 4.

The annual tradition will showcase international food, music and culture from around the world with a talent show, film night, dance party and more.

“iWeek is one of UT Dallas’ most diverse and colorful celebrations. It is the largest display of culture on campus, and a great way to experience the fun of our global community,” said Cristen Casey, director of the International Student Services Office, the event’s leading sponsor.

Other iWeek sponsors include various student organizations and campus departments.

The opening event, Passport to the World, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Visitor Center Atrium. Participants will represent their countries through creativity in clothing, cuisine, music and design.

A Talent Show will highlight international dance and song from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Activity Center Main Gym. To audition, complete an online form by 5 p.m. March 21.

iWeek Events


Monday, March 31Passport to the Worldnoon to 2 p.m.Visitor Center Atrium

Tuesday, April 1Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments, 7 p.m. to midnight, Activity Center Main Gym

Wednesday, April 2International Tea House,2 to 4 p.m., SSB 2.102

Cinematheque: Namastey London, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Thursday, April 3Henna, 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Center, SSB 4.300 

Friday, April 4International Talent Show,7 to 9 p.m., Activity Center Main GymWorld Beats Dance Party9:30 to 11:30 p.m., Student Union Galaxy Rooms

For full details, visit the iWeek website.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].