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 2015

Friday, February 6 & Saturday, February 7, 2015

7:30 pm

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


Tickets will be on sale beginning January 13, 2015. Tickets can be purchased at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office (sorry, no phone orders). Cash or checks only (sorry, no credit/debit card purchases). Box Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as the shows usually sell out. Tickets will be available at the Box Office the night of the shows starting at 6:00 pm if any tickets are left.

$12: General Admission

$5: Students, keiki and senior citizens (55+)


Friday, February 6

Tahiti, Yap, Burma, Pohnpei, Philippines

Japan (taiko drumming), Solomon Islands, Ireland, Samoa

Saturday, February 7

Kiribati, Palau, Yap, Japan, Kosrae

Timor-Leste & Papua New Guinea, USA (INT Dance Squad), Chuuk, Marshall Islands

Samoan performers at UH Hilo international Nights 2013

Required Meeting for Performing Groups

Each group that will be performing at International Nights is required to have a representative attend a meeting scheduled for:

Friday, January 16, 2015

3:00-4:00 pm

Campus Center Room 306


DVDs of the 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

Each performance from International Nights 2013 & 2014 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