International Nights

International Nights

Samoa at International Nights

See the shows. See the world.

Each year the International Student Association produces shows that feature performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at UH Hilo. International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over three decades, and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community, and visitors. Performers volunteer their time and do not get paid for their time and effort in preparing for and executing their performances -- a testament to the willingness of UH Hilo's international students to share their cultures with others.

International Nights: A Kaleidoscope of Culture

International Nights 2016

Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20, 2016

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm


$12 General Admission

$5 for Students, Keiki & Senior Citizens (55 years old & over)

Tickets can be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office, Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Cash or checks only (sorry, no credit/debit card or phone orders). For ticket information, call the Box Office at 808-932-7490. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as the shows typically sell out.


Friday, February 19:

Taishoji Taiko (Japan), Pohnpei, France, Burma, Ireland, Philippines, Okinawa, Eastern Europe, Samoa

Saturday, February 20:

Kiribati, Japan (Rosy Pink Clover), Kosrae, Palau, Yap, USA, Chuuk, Japan (Japanese Students Association), Marshall Islands


DVDs of some previous years' International Nights shows are available for purchase ($10 per DVD). Contact the International Student Services office at (808) 932-7467.

YouTube Videos

Check out this video and this one produced by Lava Shoot! And this one! Don't miss the adventure!

Performances from International Nights can be found on the UH Hilo International Student Association YouTube channel.


Photos from International Nights 2016 (as well as previous years) are online at the UH Hilo International Student Association Facebook page and the International Student Association website.

Check out the photo essay from International Nights 2016!

uh hilo samoa

JapanKaselehelie ClubSamoan Club


Solomon IslandsTimor-LesteTahiti


Taishoji TaikoWaab Student OrganizationBayanihan Club