Programs & Events » International Week
International Week (I-Week), organized by the International Student Organization (ISO), is a cultural festival involving the entire UTA community, which takes place for one week every April. It is the perfect opportunity for UTA to showcase the 3000-plus international students on campus via nationality and cultural student organizations, as well as to allow the thousands of internationally-minded students, faculty, staff and community members to participate and enjoy diversity on our campus.
The University of Texas at Arlington and the International Student Organization will present the 39th annual International Week from April 2 to April 8. Approximately 20 different student-led nationality organizations participate in this week-long celebration.
This year’s theme is "Wanderlust: Where do you want to go today?" and will feature a Soccer Tournament, a Grand Opening Ceremony accompanied with a Parade of Banners, an international Food Fair featuring food from all over the world made by UT Arlington’s international students, an international Fashion Show, intriguing and intricate National Exhibits created by the student organizations, and the Global Extravaganza, 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.
The festival officially begins at noon Monday, April 4th, at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Students bearing banners from more than 130 countries will progress all around campus and return to Palo Duro Lounge for a keynote speaker to kick off the week. Here, the ceremony will end with refreshments and an internationally inspired performance.
The remainder of the week’s events are 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.
Schedule of events
I-Week 2016 April 2 - April 8 this year includes: