Texas Tech University


The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to the internationalization of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities. Each year we host eight to ten events featuring internationally recognized speakers and culturally diverse educational programs. Many of the events are “one time only”, but the following are some of our recurring annual events. All events are free and open to the public. For dates and other details please visit the Office of International Affairs Events Calendar or contact Jan Stogner at jan.stogner@ttu.edu.

Robert Burns SupperThe Robert Burns Supper is a celebration highlighting Scottish heritage and the legacy of Scotland's Poet Laureate Robert Burns. The event, which occurs in late January, includes dinner, samples of Scotch whiskey, readings from the poems of Robert Burns and traditional Scottish music.

Robert Burns Supper

Summer Dance SeriesThe Summer Dance Series is three fun evenings of dance in the International Cultural Center. Each dance event features a live band and an instructor who will give a brief history of the featured dance and teach the steps of the dance to the participants.

Summer Dance Series

Culture FestCulture Fest is an outdoor cultural festival that celebrates the diverse cultural heritages of the international community at Texas Tech. Festival events include international music and dance, art projects, food, and family friendly cultural activities. This event generally occurs in October.

Culture Fest

Photo by Javier Lopez

Candlelight/Weihnachtsfest In early December, the Office of International Affairs hosts a celebration of German traditions in conjunction with the National Ranching Heritage Center's Candlelight at the Ranch. Guests can sample German food and children can participate in family-friendly activities.


Photo by Javier Lopez