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 2019 will be observed November 18 - 22, 2019.

International Education Week Events

Wednesday, November 13

Celebrate International Education Week with the College of Engineering

4:00pm – 5:00pm | Student Commons, 2nd floor Seamans Center (brief remarks at 4:15pm)
Refreshments will be served. All are welcome – students, faculty, staff. 

Monday, November 18

Global Experiences Student Panel

3:00pm – 4:00pm | 3612 SC
Engineering students who are interested in opportunities to study, research, or complete internships abroad are welcome to learn more about global programs. Engineering students who returned from experiences abroad will be speaking on a panel and sharing their experiences.

Kapustnik

4:40 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
Kapustnik is a student talent show to celebrate Russian culture. Come join the fun and support our students!

Tuesday, November 19

Discover Study Abroad

12:30 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of UI Study Abroad's weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!

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Stanley Awards for International Research Info Session

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
International Programs will host information sessions regarding the Stanley Awards for International Research. The Stanley Undergraduate and Graduate Awards for International Research are given annually to outstanding University of Iowa students for the pursuit of learning activities in international studies and international research/fieldwork.

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ISAB International Graduate and Professional Students Focus Group

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | UCC 1117
Cost:  FREE
Description: The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) invites all international graduate and professional students to one of the focus group meetings where ISAB provides a safe space to express your thoughts, concerns and struggles about social, cultural, and academic adjustments at the University of Iowa.

Food will be provided with RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/ISAB2019.

These focus groups are sponsored by the Graduate College, International Programs, and ISAB.  For more information, email isab-ui@uiowa.edu.

Culture Taste: South Asian Countries

7:00pm-9:00pm | 2390 UCC
Come and join the Organization for the Active Support of International Students (OASIS) and South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) to taste some common dishes from South Asian countries. 

 

Wednesday, November 20

Engaging Across Cultures: Developing Your Intercultural Insight

(intercultural training program for graduate and professionals students, registration required)

11:30 a.m. – 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 will need to complete the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) before the session. Participants will have an opportunity to sign-up and attend a follow-up 45-minute meeting with a trained IDI facilitator to receive feedback on their individual profile and discuss their individual development plan for intercultural growth. 

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Study Break with CIMBA Italy & International Programs

1:00pm – 3:00pm | Main Library Group Area D
Come and enjoy a hot chocolate bar and Thanksgiving treats with CIMBA Italy & International Programs during International Education Week! 

Thursday, November 21

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

(intercultural training program for faculty & staff, registration required)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 1117 UCC
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. 

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ISAB International Graduate and Professional Students Focus Group

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | 318 PH
Cost:  FREE
Description: The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) invites all international graduate and professional students to one of the focus group meetings where ISAB provides a safe space to express your thoughts, concerns and struggles about social, cultural, and academic adjustments at the University of Iowa.

Food will be provided with RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/ISAB2019.

These focus groups are sponsored by the Graduate College, International Programs, and ISAB.  For more information, email isab-ui@uiowa.edu.

WorldCanvass presents Simon Estes: A Life in Music

(including presentation of the UI International Impact Award and Global Student Award)

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. pre-show reception; 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. live program | School of Music Recital Hall

Learn more about this year's International Impact Award winner 

Learn more about WorldCanvass

Friday, November 22

Discover Study Abroad

11:00 a.m. | 1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend one of UI Study Abroad's weekly Discover Study Abroad info sessions to learn how study abroad works and find the right international opportunity for you!

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student with alpaca
Study Abroad Photo Contest
Students wearing hawkeye shirts in back of giant pumpkin
International Student Photo Contest