International Student Services

International Nights

See the shows. See the world.

Samoans dancing 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 four 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.


Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25, 2023
7:30 pm


UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

Sign Up to Perform

If your country/cultural group would like to apply to perform, please submit the online sign-up form by Friday, December 9. Click here for the sign up form.


Check back for ticket information.

2022 Program

  • Japan: Puna Taiko
  • Palau: Ngelekel Belau Club
  • Melanesia: Papua New Guinea
  • Marshall Islands: Marshallese Iakwe Club
  • Japan: Japanese Students Association
  • Samoa: Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao


DVDs of some previous years' International Nights shows are available for purchase ($10 per DVD). Email the International Student Services office for more information.


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


Photos from International Nights 2022 (as well as previous years) are online at the International Student Association website and the UH Hilo International Student Association Facebook page .

Check out this photo essay from International Nights 2022!