Diverse Food, Music, Cultures on Display During International Week at UT Dallas

I Week Passport Around the World

Passport to the World is the first of several iWeek events that will promote the varied cultures represented at UT Dallas.

UT Dallas will celebrate the food, music and cultures of its more than 5,500 international students during International Week festivities, which start Monday and run through April 3.

The annual tradition will showcase cultural diversity from around the world with a talent show, dance party, tea house and more.

“UT Dallas students come from more than 100 countries, and we are fortunate to have a widely diverse campus. IWeek is a wonderful way to meet representatives from other countries and to learn about the many cultures represented in our global community,” said Cristen Casey, assistant vice president for international programs.

Sponsors for International Week include the International Center and various student organizations and departments.

The opening event, Passport to the World, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the Visitor Center Atrium. Participants will represent their countries through creativity in clothing, cuisine and music.

A talent show will highlight international dance and song from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Activity Center Main Gym.

A World Beats Dance Party in the Galaxy Rooms will follow the talent show on Friday.

iWeek Events


Monday, March 30Passport to the World1 to 3 p.m.Visitor Center Atrium

Tuesday, March 31Table Tennis and Badminton Tournaments, 7 p.m. to midnight, Activity Center Main Gym

Wednesday, April 1International Tea House,1 to 3 p.m., Student Union Galaxy Rooms

Cinematheque: Namastey London, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Thursday, April 2Henna, 1 to 3 p.m., Women’s Center, SSB 4.300 

Friday, April 3International Talent Show,7 to 9:30 p.m., Activity Center Main GymWorld Beats Dance Party10 to 11:30 p.m., Student Union Galaxy Rooms

For full details, visit the iWeek website.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].