International Nights

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.

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

International Nights: A Kaleidoscope of Culture

International Nights 2014

Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2014

7:30 pm

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center (click here for map of campus)


Tickets can be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office (sorry, no phone orders). Only cash and checks are accepted (sorry, no credit/debit card purchases).

$10: General Admission

$5: Students, keiki and senior citizens

(Performers are eligible for a discounted ticket through the International Student Services & Intercultural Education office.)


Friday, February 7

Tahiti / Philippines / Solomon Islands / Germany / Pohnpei

Japan (Taishoji Taiko) / Yap / Kiribati / China / Samoa

Saturday, February 8

Tonga / Japan / Chuuk / Timor-Leste / Kosrae

West Africa (Lava Roots) / Palau / USA (INT Dance Squad) / Marshall Islands

Samoan performers at UH Hilo international Nights 2013


DVDs of the 2014 shows will be available in April. Check back for more information or contact the International Student Services office a (808) 932-7467.

DVDs of International Nights 2013 are available for purchase. The cost is $10 for Friday night's show and $10 for Saturday night's show. For more information or to order a copy, please contact the International Student Services office. For a preview and highlights of the DVD, check out this video on YouTube.

YouTube Videos

Each performance from International Nights 2013 can be found on the UH Hilo International Student Association YouTube channel.


Below is a selection of photos from International Nights 2013. To view the complete set of photos, please visit the UH Hilo International Student Association Facebook page.

Friday Night Show, February 22, 2013

hawaiitongapicture of couple doing a duet

pohnpei dancerschuuk warrior dancesamoan dance crew

Saturday Night Show, Feburary 23, 2013


kosrae girlstaiko drummerseast west centeryap studentschinatahiti dancers