COB's International Week Celebrates UD Students' Many Cultures with Food, Dancing
The College of Business will celebrate the many cultures of University of Dallas students
with its annual International Week, a festival of food, dancing and music starting
Tuesday, March 19 and ending on Friday, March 22 with a Holi paint party. Events will
be held each day in the afternoon, in and around Haggar University Center on the main
"We really encourage everyone in the community to come out to this fun, vibrant celebration,"
said Nisha Mathews, a University of Dallas student advisor and the organizer of the
event. "People will have a great time, and probably learn a few things about places
in the world they've never seen. And the kids will love our camel rides!"
The event will kick off Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. with an Open House for UD students,
faculty and staff to enjoy refreshments and meet members of the COB's International
Office. Later in the week, students and vendors will be on hand sharing food, artwork,
and entertainment from various countries around the world. The activities are themed
by day, with Wednesday focusing on Latin America and Europe, Thursday featuring the
Middle East and Africa, and Friday highlighting cultures in Asia. Scheduled events
include a flag parade, camel rides, henna decoration and fire dancers, among other
International Week will conclude on Friday, March 22 with a Holi paint party in the
Tower field at 6 p.m. A $5 admission fee provides participants with a white shirt
to wear and plenty of colored powder to throw as part of this Indian festival of colors.
Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes, but Mathews mentioned that the colored
powder should wash out of clothes without any trouble.
All events are open to the public and family-friendly. For more information, visit