Signature Events

Programs that promote international education, cultural understanding, and global awareness.
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Global Grounds

The Office of International Education’s longest and most popular event – join hundreds of students from across the U.S. and around the world at Global Grounds to enjoy free coffee, chai, snacks and music. Held every Thursday during the fall and spring semester in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center from 4:00-5:30pm. We love co-hosting with student orgs, staff and faculty! Email us for more info.

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Language & Cultural Exchange Program

Students from around the United States and the world have joined this free and popular program to promote intercultural dialogue and build confidence in speaking about culture or in learning a new language. In the Language & Cultural Exchange Program (LCEP), participants are paired up in one of two tracks—Language Exchange or Cultural Exchange—and provided with a wide range of resources to have engaging conversations on culture, language, and the UTA experience. Partners have the freedom to choose when and where they would like to meet each week, and also have access to special LCEP-exclusive events and programs to help build their network of Mavericks from all around the globe.

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Global Mavericks

The Global Mavericks certificate program brings UTA’s diverse student body together to learn about culture, the world, and each other. Participants create their own journey by choosing experiences that fit with their academic major, schedule and interest. Regardless of your path, all participants will form relationships with students from around the world and develop intercultural competencies that will empower them to succeed in a globally diverse 21st century workforce.

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International Week

I-Week is the largest annual celebration of culture at UTA, traditionally featuring student organization activities such as the International Food Fair, Fashion Show, International Exhibits, Global Extravaganza and a variety of cultural learning activities.

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International Education Week

Each year, the Office of International Education celebrates the value of cultural exchanges and contributions of our international students during International Education Week (IEW).

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International Career Week

Each Spring semester, the Department of Global Engagement hosts International Career Week. This impactful week-long initiative includes workshops, presentations, and events that prepare students for the job and internship search, as well as provide strategies for job interviews and networking opportunities.

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Global Maverick Newsletter

Stay Connected! Join our mailing list to receive our bi-weekly Global Mavericks Newsletter and view our past issues. Find fun activities, meet new people, and learn about culture.