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Annual Events and Workshops

Cultural Trips offer UT Dallas students and their families opportunities to explore Dallas and other areas of Texas. Annual trips include: State Fair of Texas, Dallas Zoo, and an overnight Spring Break trip to Glen Rose, TX.

Cultural Workshops are a fun way for students to learn more about American culture. Past sessions have included topics about the American workplace, holidays, food, sports, traveling, living affordably and more.

Education Abroad Fair, hosted each Fall semester, gives students an opportunity to learn about the various study abroad opportunities available to UT Dallas students.

Education Abroad: Information Session — Discover the opportunities that UT Dallas Education Abroad offers! Attend this one-hour session where you will learn about study abroad opportunities, scholarships, application process, and more. There is no need to register.

English Conversation Hour (ECH) occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. in SSB 3.107. ECH includes conversation, games, and written activities that will improve students' spoken English and knowledge of American culture. Check the Comet Calendar for session topics and dates.

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW occurs each November, to coincide with national IEW, and includes events to recognize and celebrate study abroad champions.

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 Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments, International Tea House, Henna and more. View the 2016 iWeek Impact Report to learn more.

Pre-Departure Orientation — Education Abroad invites all students who plan to study abroad to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation before your departure. This is a required component of the application process, and will include valuable information to help you prepare for your study abroad experience. Topics include: Final Paperwork, Health & Insurance, Safety and ISOS, Culture Shock, Money Matters, What to Pack, and Arrival Tips. You will also get the chance to meet other students who will studying abroad. Each session will last 1.5 hours, and snacks will be provided. Registration is requested.

Spouse and Family Events allow the family members of international students to gather for fun activities like pumpkin carving and gingerbread house decorating.

Tax Workshops — Every April, all people who resided in the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of the previous calendar year must file a U.S. tax form. Tax workshops provide step-by-step instructions to help students fill out Form 8843. Visit the Taxes webpage for more information.

Texas Party includes dancing, games and food that symbolize the western culture of the state.

Thanksgiving Lunch partners Residential Life with the International Center to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students who stay on campus for the holiday.