Finding Us

IPO Office

phone: (208) 885-8984
fax: (208) 885-2859

Mailing address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1250
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Physical address:
901 Paradise Creek Street
LLC Bldg. #3
Moscow, ID 83844-1250

Africans with a drum


  • Cruise the World
    Cruise the World gives campus and community members the opportunity to experience different cultures by trying on exotic clothing, writing in new scripts, playing games, learning traditional dances, and much more while visiting over 30 country booths. This years' theme is Spring Festivals!  Come and meet our International Student Ambassadors as they teach the spring traditions and celebrations in their countries.

    Check out event photos here!

    Tickets can be purchased at the SUB Information Desk the day of the event and are exchanged at the door to the International Ballroom for mock passports. At each of the country booths, international students will mark visitors' passports with unique and representative images. There is live entertainment on the stage every half hour and delicious food available for purchase.

    Come prepared to participate! If you are an international student packing to come to the University of Idaho, be sure to ask about what you should bring to represent your country or culture at the largest international event in our region. Participation is one of our expectations for your time here. Contact with any questions.

    Date-specific information will be added to this page as it is scheduled and available.
  • International Education Month
    Interested in getting involved in planning this vibrant campus and community event?

    International Education Month is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange both worldwide and at the University of Idaho. The week is dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus as well as to spotlighting the importance of the exchange of students and scholars across borders. 

    Initiated in 2000 by the US Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week is designed to emphasize the importance of increasing student knowledge and awareness of the world's cultures, peoples and languages, and affirms the critical role that international education and exchange programs play in fostering world peace.  We decided to spread our celebration over the month of November!
    How will you celebrate? How will you connect? Get involved to learn and to share! Consider sharing your cultural heritage and your unique experience. Attend an event to learn about opportunities to go abroad as a student, an intern, an exchange participant and as a scholar. Explore the global dynamics of the work world and consider international career paths. Connect with others with curiosity and knowledge of compelling global issues. Reach out to classmates, lab-mates, research collaborators, scholars, friends and neighbors to share together how the exchange of people across borders has added rigor, depth, and humanity to your studies, research, work, and social life.
  • Welcome Receptions
    At the beginning of fall and spring terms, the campus and community welcome new international students and scholars with a dinner and a desert social. New students can make connections with campus and community members at these fun events where residents bring home made food to share, and IPO provides tableware and beverages. For students living in the dorms, this could be your last chance to enjoy home cooked food for several months, so don’t miss out!

    For more information or if you would like to help, contact
  • Other Culturally-Themed Events
    Most of these annual events include dinner and live entertainment on stage. For information, on specific events, contact NSA, JSA, CSSA or ISA through the University of Idaho Student Organization website.

    • Taste of Nepal

      • Dinner, dancing, music and a style show! Tickets to this spring event sell out early. Contact the Nepali Students Association (NSA).
    • Japanese Festival

      • A celebration held with support from the Japanese students of WSU. Contact the Japanese Students Association (JSA).
    • Africa Night

      • A wonderful evening of food, music, dancing and culture in the International Ballroom mid-October. Contact the African Students Association.
    • Mid-Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year

      • Celebrated by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association. To get involved, contact the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA).
    • India Night

      • Terrific food, colorful clothing and great dancing - be sure to see this event held the last Saturday in March. To get involved, please contact The Indian Students Association (ISA).