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. 

While IEW officially takes place November 13-17, 2023, UI IEW events may take place in the weeks leading up to IEW.

International Education Week Events

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IEW in the News

students dancing with one hand in the wearing wearing colorful scarfs

In the news: DITV: International Education Week

Monday, November 13, 2023
DITV covers International Education Week (November 13-17)
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Multicultural Showcase attracts hundreds to celebrate culture, community, and global exchange

Friday, November 10, 2023
The Multicultural Showcase took place on Friday, November 3 as part of the University of Iowa’s annual celebration of International Education Week. Around 300 UI students, faculty, staff, and community members attended.
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International photo contest celebrates global education at Iowa

Thursday, November 9, 2023
See the winning images selected for the 2023 International Programs annual photo contest as part of International Education Week (IEW)—which aims to inspire greater awareness of the ways the University of Iowa community can experience international education.
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University of Iowa celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 13-17

Friday, October 27, 2023
International Education Week, which celebrates the UI's commitment to international education and exchange, is taking place November 13-17, 2023.
Multicultural Showcase performing students on stage

Multicultural Showcase highlight of University of Iowa celebration of international education in November

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
All are welcome to attend the UI 2023 Multicultural Showcase on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. (CDT) in the International Ballroom (2nd floor, Iowa Memorial Union). The Multicultural Showcase is part of Iowa's annual celebration of International Education Week (November 13-17).