You Are Welcome Here

As we celebrate International Week, UT Dallas President Dr. Richard C. Benson, along with our faculty, staff and students, remind you that our campus is safe and inclusive for all, and you are welcome here.

Monday, April 3

Asado: Argentine Style Barbecue

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall WestNew! Taste a unique style of cooking, where meats are attached to a vertical spit and slowly grilled over an open fire.

For those without a meal plan, door rates will be posted at the event entrance.

Passport to the World

1-3 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium — Experience the tastes, sights and sounds of the world at this popular iWeek event. Student groups showcase a wide array of cultures through rich displays, food, music, national dress and more.

  • Best Cuisine: Israel
  • Best National Dress: Ethiopia
  • Most Informative: Iran
  • Most Creative: Sri Lanka
  • Best Hospitality: Bangladesh
  • Best Newcomer: Sudan
  • Best in Show: India

Tuesday, April 4

Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments

7 p.m.- 12 a.m. Activity Center Main Gym — Play or cheer at this year's tournaments.

Table Tennis
  • Men's Champion: Vishal Kumar
  • Women's Champion: Linda Dien
  • Men's Champion: Shiyang Chen
  • Women's Champion: Lu Lao
  • Mixed Doubles Champion: Team Scarlet Fever - Guang Yang & Xuyue Cui
  • Women' Doubles Champion: Team Late Registration - Lu Lao and Yiyi Li
  • Men's Doubles Champion: Team Wu - Bolun Wu & Guang Yang


UT Dallas alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends will join forces for one big day of giving on April 4. Contribute to UT Dallas’ Commitment of Global Engagement by donating money to the International Center that will go towards emergency funds for international students in need, study abroad scholarships for underrepresented students and global engagement opportunities. For questions or more information visit or email [email protected].

Wednesday, April 5

International Brew House

1-3 p.m. Faculty/Staff Dining Room, SU 2.905 — 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

5-9 p.m. Dining Hall WestNew! Work with a UT Dallas chef to prepare and serve a variety of dishes from India.


Diversity Games

7-9 p.m. Faculty/Staff Dining Room, SU 2.905 — Join us for a night of interactive fun. Games will include Diversity Bingo, Multi-Family Feud, How Diverse Is Your Universe, The Great Gummy Bear Challenge and many more! Win prizes and enjoy snacks and drinks while supplies last.

Thursday, April 6

International Travel Safety 101

11 a.m.-12 p.m. SSB 3.107New! Traveling abroad soon? Whether it’s your first international trip or you need a refresher, learn steps for a safe and healthy journey. Light refreshments will be served.


1-3 p.m. Women's 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 Henna tattoo.

Limited availability. Henna appointments are first come, first served.

Global Grad Happy Hour

4-6 p.m. ATEC First Floor LobbyNew! It’s networking with a cultural twist! All graduate students are invited to attend this multicultural mixer. Free drinks, food and prizes. Must present photo ID for alcohol.

Friday, April 7

West World Fair

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall WestNew! Dining Hall West will be transformed to reflect the culture of four different featured cuisines: Korean, Indian, Latin and Italian.

For students without a meal plan, door rates will be posted at the event entrance.

Global Talent Show

7-9:30 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym — This show highlights the diversity of UT Dallas through song and dance! Get in the party spirit by attending the Talent Show Tailgate immediately before, starting at 5 p.m. in the Phase 8 Clubhouse. The Tailgate includes global cuisine and karaoke and is brought to you by the Residential Housing Association

International Week Collaborator Award
  • Residence Hall North
Talent Show Awards
  • 1st Place: Vietnamese International Network of Culture, Education & Friendship (VINCEF)
  • 2nd Place: Indian Students Association (ISA)
  • 3rd Place: Habesha Student Union (HSU)
  • Honorable Mentions: Bangladesh Student Organization & Desi Pataka

View the Global Talent Show Program

About International Week

International Week is an annual tradition that celebrates the University’s diverse student body. Currently, there are more than 5,700 international students from 101 countries enrolled at UT Dallas.