ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington and the International Student
Organization (ISO) will present the 31st annual International Week
(I-Week) from April 5 to April 11. Approximately 20 different
student-led nationality organizations participate in this week-long
This year’s theme is “Culture Splash,” and will
feature a soccer tournament, an Opening Parade led by the widely
recognized UTA Samba Band, a Food Fair featuring food from all over the
world made by UT Arlington’s international students, an international
Fashion Show, a special guest speaker, visiting Fulbright Scholar Dr.
Daramola from Nigeria, intriguing and intricate cultural exhibits
created by the students, and a talent show showcasing all the
spectacular talents of the many and varied international students who
have come to UT Arlington from countries all over the world.
festival officially begins at noon Monday, April 7, at the E.H.
Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. Students bearing banners
from more than 130 countries will progress from the University Center
around campus through the UT Arlington Library Mall. The ceremony will
end in the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center with
refreshments and student performances.
The remainder of the
week’s events is as follows. (Unless otherwise noted, all events will
be held in the Bluebonnet Ballroom in the E.H. Hereford University
Center, 300 W. First St.) All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MAC Indoor Soccer Field
500 W. Nedderman Drive
Monday, April 7
Noon: Parade of Banners
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Grand Opening Ceremony
Noon to 2 p.m.: Nationality/Cultural Exhibits
Tuesday, April 8
a.m. to 2 p.m.: Food Fair, University Center Mall: The community will
be able to purchase ethnic food items from the booths of different
2 to 4 p.m.: Nationality/Cultural Exhibits
Wednesday, April 9
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Nationality/Cultural Exhibits
to 1 p.m.: “African Musical Traditions”, Concho Room in the University
Center: A lecture by visiting Nigerian Scholar Dr. Darmaola.
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.
7 to 9 p.m.: Fashion Show: A fun, cultural night of ethnic outfits and costumes.
Thursday, April 10
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Nationality/Cultural Exhibits
Friday, April 11
p.m. to 9 p.m.: Global Extravaganza Talent Show: Provides an array of
cultural performances, ranging from song and dance to drama.
than 5,000 people from the UT Arlington and local community attend this
event yearly in celebration of international exchange and multicultural
For more information, visit www.uta.edu/oie/programs/international_week.php.
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