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. Sponsored by the International Student Association, International Student Services, UHHSA, and Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity.


Friday, February 24, 2023
7:30 pm
One night only!


UH Hilo Performing Arts Center



Note: If you bought a student ticket, you must bring your validated student ID card to the show.


Performances will include:
- Japan: Taishoji Taiko
- Hawai'i: Hui Haumana Hawai'i ma UH Hilo
- Palau: Ngelekel Belau Club
- Japan: Japanese Students Association
- Marshall Islands: Marshallese Iakwe Club
- Ireland: Hawaii Irish Dance
- Fiji: Fiji Meke Group
- Samoa: Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao

Voyage through International Night

Friday, February 17, 2023
11 am-2 pm on the Library Lanai

Get ready for International Night by voyaging through educational booths about the places that will be performing at International Night! Food, music, and free giveaways.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Starting at 5:00 pm at the Performing Arts Center

Required rehearsal for perfomers at the Performing Arts Center. Students are invited to watch the rehearsal for free.
Rehearsal schedule:

  • Japan: Taishoji Taiko: 5:00 pm
  • Hawai'i: Hui Haumana Hawai'i ma UH Hilo: 5:30 pm
  • Palau: Ngelekel Belau Club: 6:00 pm
  • Japan: Japanese Students Association: 6:30 pm
  • Marshall Islands: Marshallese Iakwe Club: 7:00 pm
  • Ireland: Hawaii Irish Dance: 7:30 pm
  • Fiji: Fiji Meke Group: 8:00 pm
  • Samoa: Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao: 8:30 pm


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!