University of Iowa

International Education Week

 


A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings. International Education Week 2018 will be observed November 12 - 16, 2018.

Saturday, November 10
 

Bijou Screening: The Wailing - 10 p.m., FilmScene

Sunday, November 11


Soweto Gospel Choir - 4 p.m., Hancher Auditorium 

Adored around the globe, the Soweto Gospel Choir brings beautiful, joyous music to audiences everywhere. Sporting colorful costumes from their South African home, the members of the choir blend their voices to create one unimaginably stirring sound. The choir has a Grammy and an Emmy to its credit; more importantly, it has the music in its communal spirit.

Monday, November 12
 

Gender-based Violence Through a Global Lens: Forum Theatre - 1 p.m., 1117 UCC

Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity

Tuesday, November 13
 

Discover Study Abroad - 11:30 a.m., 1124 UCC

Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and more.
 

Grad student event (Title TBD) - 5 - 7 p.m., Historic Iowa River Room (343 IMU)
 
WorldCanvass: Educational Cross-fertilization: The Iowa/India Connection - 5 - 7 p.m., MERGE in downtown Iowa City

Wednesday, November 14
 

Global Internship Info Session - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Pappajohn Business Building

Gain hands-on internship experience, earn 3-9 academic credits, and experience living in a new culture with the Tippie Global Internship program. This summer, intern in 1 of 13 locations around the world - Hong Kong, Dublin, Rome, Milan, Cape Town, Berlin, London, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, Paris, Barcelona, and Vienna.
 

Engaging Across Cultures: Developing Your Intercultural Insight - 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., 1117 UCC

In this session, participants will learn about developing their intercultural insights by exploring the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). The IDI generates an individual profile of “worldview orientation to difference,” and is based on the research of Dr. Milton Bennett and Dr. Mitchell Hammer. Participants must register in advance here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCokwXm292s6Vdr. 

*For graduate and professional students only

Thursday, November 15
 

Building Our Global Community: Academic ESL: Facilitating Student Success - 9 - 11 a.m., 1117 UCC

Participants who attend this session will be able to: articulate what ESL is and its role on campus; appreciate the challenges international students face - not only language issues but also academic and cultural issues; recognize the differences in language backgrounds and appreciate teaching and learning challenges; identify and apply strategies for improving communication with those who are not first language speakers of English

To register for courses, sign into UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development. Click on “Enroll in Courses” tab and use search bars to find desired sessions. 

*For faculty and staff only
 

Science on Tap: War and Peace in the Horn of Africa, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Hancher Auditorium, Stanley Cafe

Ambassador McMullen was the US Ambassador to the State of Eritrea, which is part of the Horn of Africa, from 2007-2010. During this presentation, he will share his experiences and insights into the politics of the Horn of Africa that contribute to the dynamic nature of war and peace in the region.
 

OASIS Multicultural Showcase - 8 - 11 p.m., IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom

Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS) & Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Friday, November 16

 

Discover Study Abroad - 1 p.m., 1124UCC

Discover Study Abroad sessions are the first step for interested students to learn more about the study abroad process and ask any questions they may have, covering topics such as study abroad locations, eligibility, deadlines, academics, and more.
 

Chinese Art Song recital, 3:30 p.m., Voxman Music Building, Recital Hall

Xingyu Huo and chinese scholar, Xue Wei
 

Thanksgiving Dinner - 5 - 7 p.m., 1117 UCC

International Student and Scholar Services