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.
Photos by Bob Douglas.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo hosted the annual International Nights on Feb. 19 and 20. Each year, the UH Hilo International Student Association produces a two-night show that features dance performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at UH Hilo. International Nights is a long-standing tradition at the university that spans over three decades, and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community and visitors.
Performers volunteer their time, a testament to the willingness of UH Hilo’s international students to share their cultures with others.
The event is headed by Jim Mellon, executive director of global and intercultural education programs.
“The shows are a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of cultures that make UH Hilo such a special place,” says Mellon. “It provides a platform for students from around the world to express and showcase their cultures, and for people to learn about other parts of the world.”
He adds, “International Nights is a time of year when all eyes are focused on the many cultures and international students represented at UH Hilo, who contribute so much in so many ways to student life on campus and in the community.”
Photos are arranged in order of appearance during two-night event. Click photos to enlarge.
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Preparations, introductions, and between performances…
About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories.
-UH Hilo Stories