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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 2017

Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, 2017

7:30 pm at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center


A representative from each group that will be performing must attend a meeting on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 pm in the Student Services Center Room W-201.

Each group must submit the Required Information Form by January 27.


General Admission: $12

Students (with valid ID), children & senior citizens (55+): $5

Tickets will go on sale in January 2017. 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.

Program - Tentative (subject to change)

Friday, Feburary 10, 2017

Hawaii - France - Pohnpei, Micronesia - Philippines

Japan (Taishoji Taiko) - Yap, Micronesia - Samoa

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kiribati - Ireland - Kosrae, Micronesia - India

Chuuk, Micronesia - Palau - USA (INT Dance Squad) - 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
Kaselehelie Club
Samoan Club
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Timor LʻEste
Taishoji Taiko
Taishoji Taiko
Waab Student Organization
Waab Student Organization
Bayanihan Club
Bayanihan Club (Phillipines)