The University of Iowa

International Education Week

International Education Week Nov 15-19 bridge of international flags at UI

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 2021 will be observed November 15 - 19, 2021. 

International Photo Contest Iowa 175 years woman in costume, people under arch, and older photo of student in front of Old Capitol

International Photo Contest 2021

All University of Iowa students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars, and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2021 University of Iowa Photography Contest!

Submission deadline October 28

Learn more and submit your photos here

 

 

International Education Week Events

Events for this year will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. 

Friday, November 12, 2021 

Global Health Case Competition - Presentation of Team Interventions 

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Where: virtual through Zoom 

Sponsor: College of Public Health  

Join us for a livestream of this year's case competition team interventions. Due to COVID precautions, all presentations will be pre-recorded and available for streaming on YouTube at any time following this screening. 

Learn more about the case competition

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Multicultural Showcase (OASIS)

Time: 9:00 - 11 p.m.
Where: IMU Main Lounge

Monday, November 15, 2021

WorldCanvass – International Impact Awards and Global Student Awards

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST
Where: Zoom and FB (virtual)
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by International Programs

More details to come

BGC/BUILD: An Introduction to Federal Regulations Affecting International Students 

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: virtual through Zoom 

Sponsor: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) 

Immigration laws regulate many aspects of international students' lives, including entry to the United States, the conditions under which they may remain in this country and re-enter after traveling abroad, and eligibility for immigration benefits such as employment and extension of stay. This session will provide an introductory overview of the application and visa process, foundations of U.S. student immigration law, ISSS responsibilities to the Department of Homeland Security and to the student, and the basic rules that international students must follow to remain in status while studying in the United States. Registration required in Self Service.  

Learn more about this BGC/BUILD event

Global Health Case Competition - Live Judging Sessions 

Tine: 11:30pm-1:30pm

Where: virtual through Zoom 

Sponsor: College of Public Health  

Tune in to hear our case competition teams defend their creative and innovative interventions to a panel of expert judges from around the world. Each team will have 20 minutes to respond to questions and challenges from our panel of 5 judges and answer questions from the audience. The names and biographies of this year's judges will be revealed on Friday, November 12th.  

This year’s Global Health Case Competition topic is Institutional Racism as a Barrier to Health in Poland. Learn more about this year's teams and competition at cph.uiowa.edu/case. 

Open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Iowa.  

Visit cph.uiowa.edu/case for more information or email cph-global@uiowa.edu with questions. 

Learn more about the judging sessions

Stanley Awards for International Research Information Sessions

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST
Where: Zoom (virtual)

Sponsored by International Programs

Learn more about the Stanley Awards

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

Global Health Case Competition - Presentation of Awards 

Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Where: virtual through Zoom 

Sponsor: College of Public Health  

Join us for the presentation of awards to the top 3 teams in the Fall 2021 IIPHRP Global Health Case Competition. This awards ceremony is a celebration of months of work for our student competitors and a continued acknowledgement of the importance of a maintaining a global view in our approach to the health of each individual and the community. 

This year’s Global Health Case Competition topic is Institutional Racism as a Barrier to Health in Poland. Learn more about this year's teams and competition at cph.uiowa.edu/case. 

Open to all students, faculty, and staff at the University of Iowa.  

Visit cph.uiowa.edu/case or email cph-global@uiowa.edu with questions. 

Learn more about the presentation of awards

Iowa City Foreign Relations Council presentation by Marcella David on “The Global Impact of Black Lives Matter” 

Time: 4:00pm-5:15pm

Where: virtually through Zoom 

Sponsor: Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC)

Marcella David is senior vice president and provost at Columbia College Chicago. From 1995-2015, she was professor of law in the University of Iowa College of Law specializing in international law. She served from 2004-2006 as interim associate provost for diversity and director of Opportunity at Iowa, and from 2006-2009 as the special assistant to the president for equal opportunity and diversity. 

Visit ICFRC website

Fearless Forward: Identities and Resiliency in the United States 

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: 2750 UCC & Virtual Option  

Sponsors: International Student Support & Engagement (ISSE), Graduate College  

This semester, classes and activities are transitioning back to in-person, some serious conversations with the international student community need to happen – how did the pandemic ushered them to adapt on a drastic measure, to reevaluate their identities in the United States, to persevere isolation and consequential independency? How much of these stories are a part of a larger, collective international student experience and how do we as a community can learn from their stories and help each other construct a brighter future, instead of simply ‘celebrating’?   

More details coming soon

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series

Where I Come From: Leading Campus Internationalization Without Walls | Featuring Dr. Jewell Winn

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST
​Where:  UCC 1117 (in-person) and Zoom and FB (virtual)
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by International Programs

Learn more about the lecture series