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), led by the International Peer Advocates (IPAs), 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 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.
ISSO partners with the Residential Housing Association (RHA) to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students who stay on campus for the holiday.
The graduation reception celebrates the achievements of our international students at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
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 U.S. Past topics included health insurance, driving in the U.S., American culture, and the University's immigration attorney.
Orientation extras are offered in the beginning of the fall semester and provide expanded information about transitioning to life in the U.S.