International Week to Celebrate Campus Diversity

Mar. 29, 2013

International Week Talent Show at UT Dallas

The talent show highlights music and dance from around the world.

With more than 4,000 international students from 100 countries on campus, UT Dallas makes a point to set aside a week each spring to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus with a globally themed film, dance party and talent show.

This year’s International Week (iWeek), sponsored by the International Student Services Office and other student organizations and campus departments, will be held  April 1-5.  

At the opening event, Passport to the World, students will represent their countries through clothing, cuisine, design and music. Judges from across campus will select the best food, national dress and overall display. The event lasts from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, and will be in the Visitor Center atrium.

Mashur Rahman and Nisat Tanjilla at Passport to the World, UT Dallas

Passport to the World is the opening event of iWeek, with students representing cultures through clothing, cuisine, design and music.

An International Talent Show will highlight music and dance from around the globe at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Activity Center Main Gym.

Lisabeth Lassiter, assistant director of International Student Services, said student interest surrounding the cultures represented on campus has increased and a record number of participants in iWeek events last year sent organizers searching for bigger venues.

“It will be exciting this year to see Passport to the World in the Visitor Center Atrium, and the Talent Show filling the Activity Center Main Gym. These always provide an entertaining and colorful display of culture,” Lassiter said.  

Media Contact: Robin Russell, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].
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International Week logo, UT Dallas

Monday, April 1

Passport to the World
Noon-2 p.m., Visitor Center atrium

Tuesday, April 2

Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments
7 p.m.–midnight, Activity Center Main Gym

Wednesday, April 3

11 a.m-3 p.m., Chess Plaza

“El Mariachi Gringo”-Film Screening and Discussion
7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Thursday, April 4

1-3 p.m., Women's Center, SSB 4.300

Friday, April 5

International Talent Show
7-9 p.m., Activity Center Main Gym

World Beats Dance Party
9:30-11:30 p.m., Student Union Galaxy Rooms

More details are available on the iWeek website.

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