Texas Tech University

International Week 2021


SUN-OCT 10 | MON-OCT 11 | TUE-OCT 12 | WED-OCT 13 |
THURS-OCT 14 | FRI-OCT 15 | SAT-OCT 16 |

International Week has a 20-year history that began as a joint initiative of the US Department of Education and the US Department of State and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries across the globe. International Week allows the community to celebrate many of the cultures that make up our campus and to learn more about the opportunities for greater global literacy.

For 2021 the Office of International Affairs is delighted to host several events in celebration of International Week at Texas Tech University. 

In the chance an event will need to be cancelled or postponed, you may reach us through our website, https://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/events/2021/international-week-2021.php or contact us at 806.742.3667. 

Sunday, October 10

International Scholars Exclusive Event Session, Sunday, October 10

International Scholars Session

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Anderson Room
National Ranching Heritage Center

The Office of International Affairs will host an event with International Scholars to inform them of our services, answer any questions, and explore ways OIA can better serve them during their time on campus and in Lubbock.

This event will be held at the National Ranching Heritage Center. International Scholars and their families will have the chance to tour the outdoor historical park.

Monday, October 11

Office of International Affairs - International Music Playlist

The Texas Tech Community has the opportunity to submit up to 10 of your favorite international music pieces with the performing artist to the Office of International Affairs. Submit your request through October 16.

Submit your song list HERE.

Listen to the 2020 OIA International Playlist on Spotify.

Office of International Affairs - International Music Playlist, Monday, October 11

Tuesday, October 12

Open House, Tuesday, October 12

Open House

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
International Cultural Center

All faculty and staff are invited to attend Office of International Affairs Annual Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the International Cultural Center (ICC).

Enjoy international cuisine from local restaurants and tour the art exhibit featured in the galleries of the ICC.

Wednesday, October 13

Think Global. Think Texas: Sevilla, Costa Rica & K-12 Distance Learning 

Discussion & Reception for Exhibition

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Auditorium International Cultural Center
Virtual Option via Zoom 

Bring your questions and ideas to the leadership of Texas Tech Center in Sevilla, Texas Tech Costa Rica, and K-12 Distance Learning to learn about the sites and study abroad possibilities.

Find additional information for each program: TTU Center – Sevilla | TTU – Costa Rica | TTU K-12 Distance Learning

We invite you to visit our "Think Global. Think Texas Tech." Photography Exhibit highlighting Texas Tech University's international outreach through the Texas Tech Center in Sevilla, Texas Tech Campus in Costa Rica, and TTU K-12 Online Learning. 

Think Global. Think Texas TTU Center – Sevilla | TTU – Costa Rica | TTU K-12 Distance Learning Discussion & Reception, Wednesday, October 13

Study Abroad at the SUB

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Student Union Building Free Speech Area

Meet Study Abroad at the SUB to learn how to start your study abroad journey and to win a swag bag.

Find information about studying abroad HERE!

Study Abroad at the SUB, Wednesday, October 13

Thursday, October 14

Study Abroad 101, Thursday, October 14

Study Abroad 101

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Session

Interested in study abroad but not sure where to begin? Attend this virtual session to get started on the right track. A Study Abroad Counselor will describe how to find the right program, begin the application, scholarships, funding and more.

Register for the online session!






International Dancing: Tango Night, Thursday, October 14

Polynesian International Dancing

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dancing conducted by Angelie's School of Dance
International Cultural Center

Join us for a fun evening of Polynesian dancing in the Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center. The dancing will feature an instructor who will give a brief history of the dance and teach the steps to the participants.

This event is FREE and Open to the Texas Tech Community and their families.

Friday, October 15

International Cookbook

Office of International Affairs

We invite Texas Tech students, faculty, and staff to submit an International Recipe.

We are hoping that you might share an international recipe that you have cooked. It can be anything from a starter to a main dish or a dessert.

Please send your recipe, HERE, with references, if retrieving from a website, and a photo of the finished recipe.

Recipes will be made available after October 16.

View a sneak peak of last year's 2020 OIA Family Cookbook

International Cookbook, Friday, October 15

Saturday, October 16

Culture Fest 2021, Saturday, October 16

Culture Fest 2021

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
International Cultural Center

Culture Fest 2021 celebrates the diverse multicultural heritage of international student organizations at Texas Tech. The festival events include international music & dance, art projects, food, and family-friendly cultural activities. Culture Fest will be held outdoors at the International Cultural Center.

This event is Free and open to the public.

You can find additional information at this link.