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International Week 2023

World flagsMonday, October 2 - Saturday, October 7

International Week has a 20-year history that began as a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. 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 2023, International Affairs is delighted to host several events in celebration of International Week at Texas Tech University. 

Pedros Tamales and Bakery

Monday, October 2
Staff & Faculty Open House

All Staff & Faculty are invited to attend the International Affairs Annual Open House at the International Cultural Center (ICC).

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


TTU Study Abroad at Stonehenge

Tuesday, October 3
Study Abroad Alumni Ceremony
"Adventures in Study Abroad" & "My Hometown" Photo Exhibit Reception

This event will be held in collaboration with the 2023 – 2024 Study Abroad Alumni Medal Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating our study abroad students' accomplishments and come view our new exhibition! Event is held at the International Cultural Center - Hall of Nations and West Gallery.  


International Reserach Network logo

Wednesday, October 4
International Research Network Luncheon @ The International Cultural Center

The International Research Network (IRN) is part of International Affairs at Texas Tech University.  The IRN seeks to promote, assist, encourage participation in developing the international research presence and efforts at TTU.  The IRN is a platform built to engage a community of scholars interested in international research in all areas of scholarly research within the university. 

Harlequin Shrimp photo by Edwar Herreno

The Museum of Texas Tech University Presents: Isla Del Coco and the Challenge of Animal Agency: Preserving Earth's Natural Heritage  |  Speaker: Dr. Mario Solís

6 PM in the Auditorium at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The event is open to the public for free, and a reception will follow in the Sculpture Court. 

The exhibit is prepared in collaboration with the University of Costa Rica and showcases species from Costa Rica selected from the collection of the Natural Science Research Laboratory.

In the special talk, Isla del Coco and the Challenge of Animal Agency: Preserving Earth's Natural Heritage, Dr. Mario Solís will explore La Isla del Coco's natural marvels through the lens of animal agency, which refers to the capacity of non-human animals to take action and influence their environment in meaningful ways. He points out that the conservation narrative has historically revolved around human perspectives and needs, neglecting errors inherent to this anthropocentric view. This concept suggests that animals are active participants in shaping their surroundings, often displaying behaviors that have significant impacts on ecosystems and other organisms. Dr. Solís is a Philosophy professor and the Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at the University of Costa Rica, specializing in moral and political philosophy. His areas of expertise encompass global justice, human rights, and moral and political philosophy. He is visiting Texas Tech as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence in the Fall of 2023. 


Study Abroad fair

Thursday, October 5
Academic Advisor Breakfast
@ SUB Red Raider Lounge 8:30-10 am
Study Abroad Fair @ SUB Ballroom 11-3 pm

Attend the annual Study Abroad Fair to learn about all things study abroad. At this event, you'll learn about approved programs, including the TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain, and TTU Costa Rica as well as scholarships and financial aid. Representatives from TTU colleges and departments will be on hand to guide you to programs appropriate for your major.

This event happens just once per year so use the opportunity to learn all about study abroad!


Fulbright Logo

Annual Fulbright Alumni Reception & Dinner
@ The International Cultural Center
Hall of Nations

Each year the Fulbright Program awards approximately 1,200 U.S. scholars awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals.  Over the years many TTU faculty, researchers, and staff have received awards.

As a top-tier research university, deeply committed to the communities it serves, Texas Tech University encourages and supports participation by faculty and staff/administrators, professionals, artists, and scientists in Fulbright activities of research, teaching, and creative scholarship.

Over the last several years, Texas Tech University has increased participation in Fulbright efforts as a direct reflection of its research, teaching, and service excellence in many fields. Texas Tech University embraces the goals and spirit of the Fulbright commission as they support the mission and vision of internationalization of the University and worldwide cultural and knowledge exchange.

TTU Fulbright program- Fulbright Information


Greetings from TTU

Friday, October 6
A Study Abroad Webinar with TTU Parents and Family Relations  12-12:30


Costa Rica Dance Night

International Dance Night
@ The International Cultural Center
Hall of Nations  6-7:30 pm

Join us for Dance Night in collaboration with Texas Tech University Costa Rica. It will be a great night for making friends, dancing, and laughter! This event is open to all members of our community!


Women dancing infront of Globe

Saturday, October 7
Join us at CULTURE FEST!
@ The International Cultural Center 11-2 pm

Join us on as we invite our various international student organizations, language departments, and other multicultural groups to share different aspects of their cultures through music, food, arts and crafts, and live performances. Visit the webpage to learn more, click here!

In the chance an event will need to be cancelled or postponed, you may reach us through our website or contact us at 806.742.3667.