Connecting with International Students


All UTD students are welcome to participate in this cultural-exchange program. American and International students are paired or grouped to meet throughout the semester. Visit the iFriend webpage for more information and to register.

International Week

International Week (iWeek) is held every April, and is a tradition that celebrates the cultural diversity of UT Dallas. Attend Passport to the World and the International Talent Show to immerse yourself in the culture of UTD’s international students. Other events include Henna, Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments, and World Beats Dance Party. iWeek also offers many opportunities to volunteer.

International Education Week

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 Student Orientation

Volunteer to be an International Student Mentor (ISM) at International Student Orientation. ISMs lead small group discussion and group activities with new international students to help students acclimate to UT Dallas and US academic culture. ISMs are recruited in May of each year. Email [email protected] to be added to an interest list.

Cultural Student Organizations

UT Dallas is home to many cultural student organizations, which celebrate and connect students from India, China, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Vietnam, Iran, and many more. Organization meetings are open to everyone, regardless of their cultural heritage, and a list can be found in OrgSync.

Confucius Institute

The Confucius Institute at UT Dallas is dedicated to teaching people about Chinese language and culture. They host Chinese classes, calligraphy lessons, tea ceremonies, and more.