International Week

April 9-13, 2018

April 9

Passport to the World

1-3 p.m. Main Gym, Activity Center
Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of the world at this popular iWeek event. Student groups showcase a wide array of culture through rich displays, food, music, national dress and much more.


Most Informative: India

Most Creative: Sri Lanka

Best in Show: India

Best Hospitality: Bangladesh

Best National Dress: Sudan

Best Newcomer: Philippines

Best Cuisine: China

International Mini Teaching Kitchen

5-7 p.m. Student Union Food Court
Students will work with a UTD chef to prepare a delicious guacamole dip and enjoy Moe's Monday.

April 10

Intercultural Communication Workshop

11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Faculty-Staff Dining Hall – SU 2.905
This presentation will explore how culture influences the way we communicate with others, both verbally and nonverbally. Guest Speaker: Dr. Melissa Hernandez-Katz, Senior Lecturer, Arts & Technology.

The event is full & registration is closed.

BBQ World Tour

5-9 p.m. Dining Hall West
Embark on a barbeque world tour and enjoy dishes from Mexico, Korea and India. Top this barbeque dinner with American cobbler and ice cream!

Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments

7 p.m.-12 a.m. Main Gym, Activity Center
Play or cheer at this year's tournaments, which include both table tennis and badminton.

Students wishing to compete must register online to secure a spot.

April 11

International Brew House

1-3 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Immerse yourself in the world of tea and coffee. Learn about the rituals and history of the drinks, and taste varieties from around the world.

International Teaching Kitchen

4-6 p.m. Dining Hall West
Students will work with a UTD chef to prepare and serve a variety of dishes from India.

Underground Poetry Circus: International Edition

7-9 p.m. The Pub
Celebrate various cultures with an open mic night and a special guest poet. Express yourself in languages and enjoy some sweet deserts while supplies last.

April 12

Holocaust Remembrance Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m. ATEC Lobby
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will be reciting Holocaust poems in numerous languages.


1-3 p.m. Galerstein Gender Center, SSB 4.300
Enjoy the ancient Indian art of henna. This personalized adornment is a free, relaxing and creative way to experience culture. You will be delighted by the decorative design of your temporary tattoo. Limited spots available. First come, first served.

Global Grad Social Hour

4-5:30 p.m. Visitor's Center Atrium
It’s networking with a cultural twist! All graduate students are invited to attend this multicultural mixer. Enjoy delicious refreshments while you get to know your fellow grads.

April 13

West World Fair

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall West
Dining Hall West will be transformed to reflect the culture of various international cuisines: Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, Peruvian and French. For those without a meal plan, door rates will be posted at the entrance.

Global Talent Show

7-9:30 p.m. SSA Auditorium (Viewing party: Galaxy Rooms)
Enjoy diversity through song, dance and more. This program, including the announcement of winners from Passport to the World, is a show you won't want to miss!

Seating is limited. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Guests may also watch a live stream of the performance from the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. Refreshments will be served.

The Global Talent Show will be streamed on YouTube. View the show from around the world!


1st Place: Indian Students Association (ISA)

2nd Place: Vietnamese International Network of Culture, Education, and Friendship (VINCEF)

3rd Place: Aladeen Alhayek

About International Week

International Week (iWeek) is an annual university tradition that celebrates global diversity.
UT Dallas serves more than 6,000 international students from 108 countries.