International Education Week celebrates the many ways international education and exchange opportunities prepare citizens for community building in both national and international settings.

The University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week (IEW) each year, serving as an example of our commitment to preparing Americans for a global environment and to attract future leaders from abroad to come to the U.S.  IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with universities around the country.

At the University of Iowa, we are #GrowingGlobalHawks through our commitment to all students in their growth, learning, networking, and expansion of knowledge and capacity for what’s new. We hope this week provides space and opportunities for the greater campus community to participate and engage in growing as global Hawks. 

IEW is took place November 14-18, 2022.  Check back next year at this time for updates.

International Education Week Events

WorldCanvass: 2022 International Impact and Global Student Awards promotional image

WorldCanvass: 2022 International Impact and Global Student Awards

Monday, November 7, 2022 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees will be honored on the Nov. 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (Nov. 14-18). 
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Phi Beta Delta Conversation Series - Rohan Wakade

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
Socialize and network with faculty, staff, and students while Rohan Wakade, a postdoctoral researcher at the Carver College of Medicine, and Russell Ganim, associate provost and dean of International Programs, engage in a lively discussion about Rohan's scholarly achievements in international education and journey to the University of Iowa.
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A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Friday, November 11, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The IWP has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition "A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City" tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
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Study Abroad Open Advising Hours

Friday, November 11, 2022 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Do you have general inquiries about studying abroad? UI Study Abroad staff are at the ready to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. Study Abroad offers weekly Open Advising hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can get your questions answered quickly.
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International Ballroom Dedication

Friday, November 11, 2022 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join campus for a dedication event to celebrate the International Ballroom (formerly 2nd Floor Ballroom) in the Iowa Memorial Union. The International Ballroom features a permanent display of international flags symbolizing the impact of our international students and scholars, as well as the centrality of global learning to the University of Iowa’s educational mission.
A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City promotional image

A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Monday, November 14, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The IWP has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition "A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City" tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
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Fulbright Group Presentation Session for U.S. Students

Monday, November 14, 2022 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual
Would you like to teach English, study, or do research abroad for an academic year at no cost? Learn how you can enrich your education, advance your career, and make meaningful connections across the globe with a Fulbright grant (U.S. citizens only) during this group presentation session.
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Study Abroad Open Advising Hours

Monday, November 14, 2022 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Do you have general inquiries about studying abroad? UI Study Abroad staff are at the ready to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. Study Abroad offers weekly Open Advising hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can get your questions answered quickly.
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Global Seal of Biliteracy

Monday, November 14, 2022 3:00pm to 6:00pm
The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a credential issued in collaboration with an institution and which can be awarded to anyone—student or adult—from any state or country, that has met the criteria for one of its two award levels on one of its qualifying tests.
Janet Theiss at the University of Iowa ASLL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series promotional image

Janet Theiss at the University of Iowa ASLL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

Monday, November 14, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Virtual
Join us virtually for the next installment of the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series with Janet Theiss from the University of Utah.
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Global Seal of Biliteracy

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a credential issued in collaboration with an institution and which can be awarded to anyone—student or adult—from any state or country, that has met the criteria for one of its two award levels on one of its qualifying tests.
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Boren Awards Information Session

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual
Learn how you can receive up to $25,000 for international research or study abroad while studying a critical language like Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, or Swahili.
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Discover Study Abroad

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 12:30pm
Virtual
Would you like to study abroad during your time at the University of Iowa, but don't know where to start? Attend our weekly Virtual 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 Information Sessions

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Virtual
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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Food Wars: Italian vs. Italian American Food

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Phillips Hall
Celebrate International Education Week by learning about Italian food culture!
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"World Education: Our Stories from Asia and the Pacific Islands"

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Virtual
From making new friends to acquiring global skills for professional development, hear stories from UI students about their life-changing study abroad experiences in Asia and the Pacific Islands.
A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City promotional image

A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The IWP has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition "A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City" tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
Celebrating Global Ties: Stop by the CLCL and Learn Some Calligraphy promotional image

Celebrating Global Ties: Stop by the CLCL and Learn Some Calligraphy

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 9:00am to 12:00pm
Phillips Hall
Drop in and learn some characters!
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Study Abroad Open Advising Hours

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:00am to 12:00pm
Virtual
Do you have general inquiries about studying abroad? UI Study Abroad staff are at the ready to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. Study Abroad offers weekly Open Advising hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can get your questions answered quickly. Click on the session you'd like to attend to be redirected to the Zoom meeting anytime during its scheduled hours. Mondays and Fridays from 2 - 4 p.m. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - noon.
Celebrating Global Ties: Food Demo and Talk With Ari Ariel promotional image

Celebrating Global Ties: Food Demo and Talk With Ari Ariel

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Phillips Hall
Food demo and talk with Dr. Ari Ariel.
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Celebrating Global Ties: International Studies Panel

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Phillips Hall
An International Studies student panel with Holly Harris, Ryann Hubbart, Mary Kelly, and Lauren Philips.
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Celebrating Global Ties: Students from Armenia, Iran, and Ukraine Share Stories of Home

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Phillips Hall
Students from Iran, Ukraine, and Armenia share their experiences of home.
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International Education Week: Mini Research Fair

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:00pm to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
The Graduate College & International Student Support & Engagement (ISSE) are partnering during the 2022 International Education Week to host a mini research fair!
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Celebrating Global Ties: Brazilian Dance with Armando Duarte

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Phillips Hall
Brazilian Dance with Armando Duarte.
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Celebrating Global Ties: Bate Papo on Brazilian Music

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Phillips Hall
Join us for Bate-Papo!
Celebrating Global Ties: Multilingual Karaoke promotional image

Celebrating Global Ties: Multilingual Karaoke

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30pm
Phillips Hall
Come and sing your heart out at multilingual karaoke!
Reimagining Criminal Justice Systems Through Eyes that Have Cried promotional image

Reimagining Criminal Justice Systems Through Eyes that Have Cried

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
British lawyer Alexander McLean, the founder of Justice Defenders, will discuss his work transforming communities, justice systems, and countries from inside out.
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Global Seal of Biliteracy

Thursday, November 17, 2022 8:00am to 11:00am
The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a credential issued in collaboration with an institution and which can be awarded to anyone—student or adult—from any state or country, that has met the criteria for one of its two award levels on one of its qualifying tests.
A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City promotional image

A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Thursday, November 17, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The IWP has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition "A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City" tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
Mŏkppang and Korean Culinary Masculinity in Neoliberal South Korea promotional image

Mŏkppang and Korean Culinary Masculinity in Neoliberal South Korea

Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
The Korean Studies Research Network and International Programs will present a virtual lecture by guest speaker Dr. Jooyeon Rhee.
Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series: Bernie Burrola promotional image

Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series: Bernie Burrola

Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:30pm to 5:00pm
University Capitol Centre
In spite of a more interconnected world, a growing movement toward nationalism is gaining ground in many areas of the world. Bernie Burrola, vice president of Office for International, Community and Economic Engagement at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, will explore how we got here and why the world needs greater engagement/integration and not less.
A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City promotional image

A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City

Friday, November 18, 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
The IWP has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition "A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City" tells the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
Global Seal of Biliteracy  promotional image

Global Seal of Biliteracy

Friday, November 18, 2022 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a credential issued in collaboration with an institution and which can be awarded to anyone—student or adult—from any state or country, that has met the criteria for one of its two award levels on one of its qualifying tests.
Study Abroad Open Advising Hours promotional image

Study Abroad Open Advising Hours

Friday, November 18, 2022 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Do you have general inquiries about studying abroad? UI Study Abroad staff are at the ready to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. Study Abroad offers weekly Open Advising hours every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can get your questions answered quickly.

IEW in the News

Ryann Hubbart in Jordan

Photos celebrate UI global experience during International Education Week

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
International Programs
See the winning images selected for the 2022 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week—a way to inspire greater awareness of the many ways the UI community can experience international education.
student working with robot arm, woman with hawk, and teacher standing in front of blackboard

Fulbright Program presentation to be offered during International Education Week, Nov. 14

Thursday, October 27, 2022
International Programs
Learn about types of Fulbright awards, receive application tips, and get your questions answered.
student walking street in Korea

UI students to share the value of studying in Asia-Pacific region, Nov. 15

Thursday, October 27, 2022
International Programs
Join us as students from different disciplines share their experiences studying abroad in the Asia-Pacific region.
man wearing black glasses and blue shirt

Commitment to Internationalization: Q&A with Bernie Burrola

Monday, October 24, 2022
International Programs
Bernie Burrola, Vice President of Office for International, Community and Economic Engagement, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), is the ninth speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series.
international students walking on IMU footbridge with world flags

UI celebrates International Education Week 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022
International Programs
International Education Week, which celebrates the UI's commitment to international education and exchange, is taking place November 14-18, 2022.
Ryann and Frankline

2022 Global Student Award winners announced

Friday, October 21, 2022
International Programs
The Global Student Award recognizes one undergraduate and one graduate student who are leaders deeply engaged in international education on campus or abroad. Read about this year's winners.
flags in IMU

IMU renames ballroom to the ‘International Ballroom’ in their commitment to inclusion and belonging

Monday, October 17, 2022
International Programs
The Second Floor Ballroom in the IMU will be renamed the International Ballroom to reflect this commitment to its values along with a permanent display of flags installed in the ballroom that represent the international students and scholars that attend the University of Iowa.
man wearing black glasses and blue shirt

Commitment to Internationalization Lecture Series to look at the rise of nationalism, Nov. 17

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
International Programs
Bernie Burrola, vice president of International, Community, and Economic Engagement at the APLU, will explore how we got here and why the world needs greater engagement/integration and not less.
Amdy and Susie Code

WorldCanvass to honor International Impact and Global Student awardees on Nov. 7

Monday, August 8, 2022
International Programs
Andy Code, 2022 recipient of the UI’s International Impact Award, and Global Student awardees yet to be named, will be honored on the November 7 WorldCanvass which officially opens the UI’s celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18).